Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Purple Dragon Carrots

These are our all-time favourite carrots. After years of failure, I have finally 'mastered' the growing of carrots. All it takes is a ton of perseverance. If at first you don't succeed, sow, sow again. And again. And again.
These are tender, sweet and tasty. They are bright orange inside.
I grow carrots now (nearly) all year round. When the first batch has germinated (this can take up to 3 weeks!), I try to sow another small batch. The best and biggest carrot is often left in the ground for seed saving. The flowers are incredibly pretty and great for attracting heaps of different insects.


Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I am looking forward to sow purple dragon carrot from Seedy Sunday this autumn!

Veggie Gnome said...

Hope they do really well for you! :)

Green Lane Allotments said...

We can't 'grow' carrots all year round but we do store them over winter by leaving them in the ground under straw - until they start to shoot again they are fine and have even survived this winters extreme cold!

HAZEL said...

I grew some of these as part of an heirloom mix. They are so pretty and tasty.

Veggie Gnome said...

GLA - Sounds like a good system. :)

Hazel - Glad you liked them. Are you growing them again?