Out Standing in our Field
Bunched Carrots at Canara Farm
Hi and welcome to the latest blog from our very special market garden, at Canara Farm, Mylor. We hope you enjoyed our previous feature about the packaging processes used on the farm. Today Pete will be talking about the baby bunched carrots now ready to harvest.
‘’ We had our first sowing of carrots at the beginning of June and they were direct drilled. This is where the seed is placed underneath the soil without any prior soil cultivation. ‘’
‘’ You would expect to see a flush of weeds after the first few weeks of sowing and I kept a close eye on the plant beds to help maintain the area. My plan this year was to run across the carrot sections with a hand held green burner and that would burn off the flush of weeds and give me a much cleaner line of carrots. ‘’
‘’ As we reach the start of October the pre-mature carrots can be harvested as baby carrot. Baby carrots are general sweeter than fully mature ones and can be grown all year round. Baby vegetables are a popular choice due to their convenient small size, crisp consistency and big flavours. ‘’
We hope you have enjoyed reading about the bunched carrots on the farm and we look forward to sharing more with you. We have some fantastic red padron chillies and mixed squash boxes now available to order. See you soon.