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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:46 am    Post subject: Carrot pulling question Reply with quote

I've got early nantes which are now fully mature and pretty big. I was wondering how long I can keep these in the soil? I've been pulling a bunch every week but I dont want to pull them all up just yet, but I also dont want to lose any.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

early Nantes being an early maturing variety will tend to split if left in the ground too long. It s chief merit is its earliness. It has poor keeping quality but may be lifted and stored in sand short term 2-3 months as soon as all leaves have died off or ma be left in the ground and used as required. Protect them from frost and slugs.
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