Tuesday, February 8, 2011
This is my first experience growing a carrot and I did not start from seed but instead I bought the seedling from the shop. I am aware that to plant a carrot you need a soft soil structure so that the shape will be pointy like a regular carrot. The other day after 2 months I did check on the carrot and surprisingly the head of the carrot has shown. As what I read in the book they said that once you see the head out of the soil then it means that it can be harvested. As excited as I get I carefully dig the soil and the carrot seems to be so loose with the soil. When I finally managed to get it out from the ground my carrot actually looks like a radish instead. This tells me that the soil is not soft enough for the carrot to penetrate through. Though I've watered the soil and make sure that I would not harden but I guess you never know what is going on deep inside the soil.
So based on this experience I make a conclusion. If you cannot control what is inside you can always go upward. My plan is to start sowing in a shallow soil inside a pot and once it grow taller I'll add soil to it a level at a time. This is to ensure that there will always be a soft soil on the top layer and they can always go upward. So lets see how this experiment is going to turn out. ;)