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Huge Carrot!

22 October 2011 7 Comments

If it was a fish, this would have been the one that got away. Luckily, carrots don’t put up much of a struggle.

I was pulling weeds out of an overgrown garden bed on the weekend, and noticed some carrot leaves among the mess. Megan had just harvested the last of the carrots (about a kilo worth) from the bed before I got started, so I figured she missed one.

Needless to say, I got a bit of a surprise!

In case you can’t read the scales, it clocked in at 894 grams – almost as much as the small bucketfull Megan had spent half an hour picking!

Does anyone else have any monster vegetable stories?

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  • Frogdancer said:

    That’s insane!!! It must’ve been an effort to get it out of the ground.

  • JulieG said:

    O_O wowsers that’s huge!

  • Caroline said:

    That is a very impressive carrot – well done! You must have very well prepared garden beds.

  • farmer_liz said:

    Very impressed as all my carrots so far have been short and stumpy, however I can boast about a 499g tomato last summer 🙂 I’ll be trying to beat that this summer, tomatoes are in the garden already…..


  • Darren (author) said:

    Thanks everyone! We ate the carrot this week, and it was perfect. I was sure it’d be woody and horrible, but it was sweet and tasty like a normal home-grown carrot. Yum!

  • Chris. said:

    That looks great! It’s our first year to grow carrots–hope they look and taste as good as yours.

  • Darren (author) said:

    @Chris: It was huge, and surprisingly edible! I’ve always found carrots tricky to get started, so pay them close attention for the first month or two and you should be fine.