Carrot Problem

My carrots have grown well and are now nearly ready.

I've noticed that the 'leaves' of some of the carrots are slightly frazzled ... has anybody any ideas why ?

thanks

Chris

 

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  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730

    Frazzled how? A bit more fern-like? If so, could be staring to go to seed.

  • Chris 7Chris 7 Posts: 102

    The 'fronds' of the carrot seem to have burned as if they have been in the sun and dried out.

    I don't think its gone to seed.

    Chris

  • Miss BecksMiss Becks Posts: 3,468

    Do you mean like this Chris?

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     Mine have been doing it for a couple of weeks now. They were nice and big, and bushy, then just died down. Only the container ones though. The ones in the ground stayed bushy.

    Still taste ok though. image

  • Chris 7Chris 7 Posts: 102

    Yes,  like that .

    Have pulled a couple and will eat them tonight,  they certainly look fine to eat !.

    I'm not worried it would be ice to know why this happens !

     

    chris

  • Miss BecksMiss Becks Posts: 3,468

    I can't answer that one I'm afraid. This is my first year, so still a newbie.image

    Someone might know though.

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,730

    Ah, now I see. I've had things like aphids and other sucking pests do that sort of thing to carrots.

  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489

    They'll still be fine to eat. I had some that looked like that in a large bed last year, I left them in and pulled them up as and when I wanted. Some stayed in the ground right up until spring (survived the snow too), when I wanted to plant the bed up with flowers.

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