Somewhere in all of this greenery are my carrots. They are actually looking really good, and the carrot tops are growing nice and tall. The problem that I’m having though, is with the weeds.
I chose to fill my garden boxes with horse stable litter, ’cause it was free. Some of the manure was well rotted, some was a little more fresh. But horse manure is notorious for sprouting weeds when not fully composted… a fact I should have paid more attention to before using it. Now my carrots have been invaded with weeds, and I can’t pull them out.
See, the growing root of the carrot plant is very delicate. Any slight disruption to the plant could very easily uproot it. I’ve tried carefully pulling some of the weeds out, but inevitably some of the tender baby carrots came up as well.
So, these carrots are just gonna have to duke it out with the weeds. I really hope I am still able to harvest some nice sized carrots. Next time I plant carrots, I will definitely make sure to have a weed-free soil!
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.