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chilipepper's Journal

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Autumn King

17 October 2009 13:08:53
Autumn King & Queen!!

Autumn King & Queen!!

Went to check the tomatoes this morning to make sure all was well, still a lot of heat in that sun! had a look at the winter veg beds and decided to pick 1 or 2 carrots to see how they are doing, delighted with the results and the flavour, they are so sweet! will have them all through the winter months and will be a welcome addition to the kitchen larder............


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Rachel Rachel 17 October 2009 13:35:08

So fat! And that was dug up before it should have been?


Jacinta Jacinta 17 October 2009 14:43:25

Beautiful regular shape, Dave. And decent size too. Well done.


DirtAmy DirtAmy 17 October 2009 16:41:32

So jealous!


Myrtle Myrtle 17 October 2009 18:10:06

It would nearly make me want to grow veg!


Pat Pat 17 October 2009 18:48:27

That sounds great, you have such success with your veg. It must be very satisfying.


Drumanagh Drumanagh 17 October 2009 18:58:50

You'll be needing to build a clamp soon!


milkchurns milkchurns 17 October 2009 21:12:44

good going there chilipepper.i will start picking my autumn kings when the frost comes and make a big pot of homemade veggie soup from free range chicken stock.homemade soup seems to taste better on winter days


ClaireE ClaireE 17 October 2009 21:29:50

Beautiful, and it looks delicious! I agree with Paul on the homemade vegetable soup, it's perfect in winter. I make some every week, but not from home grown vegetables unfortunately...


Cloncaw Cloncaw 17 October 2009 23:33:39

Looks absolutely delicious, carrots taste so sweet and juicy when just lifted from the ground and cooked or even eaten raw.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 18 October 2009 01:24:42

Dave,great work you have there.Taste so sweet,and for sure a  welcome addition to the kitchen larder. 


Mecky Mecky 23 October 2009 00:36:57

Last year for the 1st time I left one bed of carrots in the ground. I had heard from 2 old neighbours in my early days of gardening that that's what they used to do. So when all the green had died back I replaced the fleece with ground cover and just dug them as I needed them. It worked very well for me and saved me a lot of work in the kitchen i.e. freezing, bottling, making soups and freezing them etc.

I used the ground cover for 2 reasons:

1. nothing could dig them up which happened in previous years

2. I just thought it might keep them that bit warmer but that's only a theory


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