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When to Harvest Carrots

Carrots can be harvested for fresh eating any time they reach a desirable size. However, if carrots are to be stored, they should be harvested when they are fully mature. When thinning or harvesting carrots, pull out baby types by their tops and dig out longer types. Longer carrots fre­quently break if pulled, so it’s best to use a digging fork to loosen and lift the carrots out of the soil.

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Photo credit: “Mrkva” by Roberta F.

More information is available on Growing Carrots in Home Gardens FS118E at http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/FS118E/FS118E.pdf.

Submitted by: Marianne Ophardt, August 18, 2014 =============================================================================

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