Carrot help

Hi,

I have been growing carrots in pots and some of the greens seem to be losing its colour. This is the first I've ever grown carrots. I'm just wondering if anyone would know why and what i might be doing wrong? 

I have attached some pictures below to show the greens  

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Thank you in advance

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 48,950

    Older leaves do that ... not usually a problem providing that

    the new leaves are healthy.  

    I'd thin those carrots out a bit.  They won't swell when they're that close together. 

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    "...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
  • Ah that's a relief. All the new growth looks really healthy :) 

    ok, will do. How much spacing would you give them? A couple of inches each?

    also, is it worth removing the older leaves? Or should I leave them?

    Last edited: 27 August 2017 11:01:28

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 48,950

    This is a pretty good description of what to do ... 

    "Thinning carrots

    Once your carrot seedlings are large enough to handle they will need thinning out to allow each carrot room to grow properly. This is best done in stages so that you have spare seedlings should slugs attack! For the first thinning aim to leave one seedling every 2-4cm, pulling out any in-between. About four weeks later you can further thin your carrots to a final spacing of 10cm (4in) - the thinnings taste delicious in salads. If you’re growing finger or baby carrots then a final spacing of 5cm will be sufficient."

    https://www.thompson-morgan.com/how-to-grow-carrots 

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    "...tea and toasted buttered currant buns, can't compensate for lack of sun because the summer's all gone..."   Autumn Almanac - Ray Davies
  • Ok, thank you. I appreciate your help. 

    time to thin my carrots then :) 

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