Can anyone tell me what this is? It appeared in the summer in a raised bed where I had sown carrots and leeks, b
ut it doesn't look much like a carrot to me.
Did you taste it?
Maybe it's a freak leek-carrot hybrid! (J/K)
Could it be parsley?
The leaves look like carrot.
Did you use a lot of muck?
No I thought it might be poisonous.
The bed had previously been a compost heap.
carrots fork if they have too rich a diet. I should think that's what's happened there
Maybe. They were "rainbow" variety so I suppose that would explain the colour. The top of the greenery does look carroty but the the thick green stem doesn't look like anything I've seen before.
If it's just the one and you're doubtful then compost it.
But as far as I know nothing tastes and smells like a carrot except a carrot
Yep, forked white carrot from the rainbow mix I reckon. Nut is right - if it smell like a carrot, that is what it is.
Could it be Hamburg Parsley, do the leaves smell of Parsley if you crush them?