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How to Grow Curly Carrots (by accident)

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My carrots are beginning to be ready for harvesting, so I’ve dug a few up.
The first thing I noticed was just how curly the root is!
After thinking back to when I sprouted these extremely normal carrot seeds, I realized how this curly phenomenon could have happened.
So here’s how you can do the same! (it may also work on parsnips and other similar root vegetables)

1. Soak your seeds in warm water for a few hours if you want. It can aid in sprouting them faster.

2. Find shallow seed starters (I used an egg carton).

3. Plant 2-3 seeds in each cup.

4. Wait until the seedlings have 4 true leaves (true = not counting the first two to come up).

5. Plant the seedlings as you usually would and thin out the weaker, smaller plants, if needed.

6. Care for your plants as you usually would.

7. Wait until harvesting time (this varies with each variety of seed).

8. Pull up your curly carrots and wash them off! They’re ready to eat!

Pros of Curly Carrots:
-fun to eat
-kids would probably enjoy them
-they look plain awesome

Cons of Curly Carrots:
-they are a tiny bit more difficult to wash than conventional carrots

Obviously the pros greatly outweigh the cons, so go grow yourself some curly carrots!!

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Written by Star

24 January 2012 at 12:52 PM

Posted in Green Living, Life

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