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    I agree with bario1 - the carrots may get fatter but are unlikely to grow much longer. As well as a shallow bed or stones, carrots don't like to be dry and in parts of the country this year has been very dry, so that could be a contributing factor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bario1 View Post
    I would say that if they are already an inch thick, your carrots won't get any longer.... they tend to grow down and then swell, rather than swelling and then growing down. You aways get a few duff ones, but if they're all like that then there must be a reason... stony soil? Shallow beds?
    The soil is very... clumpy? Someone else here thought it might be like a clay soil. I did dig them the depth of my fork. 8 or 9" perhaps? Then added couple inches of compost. There weren't really any large stones in any of the beds, but could be something I've done with the soil prep? I've only had a look at 3 or 4 carrots so far and the longest is probably 3".

    Quote Originally Posted by Penellype View Post
    I agree with bario1 - the carrots may get fatter but are unlikely to grow much longer. As well as a shallow bed or stones, carrots don't like to be dry and in parts of the country this year has been very dry, so that could be a contributing factor.
    I'm in Ireland, but it has been dry here. At least until recently! Did water them every day though.

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    Have a look at Sarah Raven's stumpy Earlyy Nantes. You may feel better about yours then!

    https://www.sarahraven.com/veg_fruit...rot_nantes.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Have a look at Sarah Raven's stumpy Earlyy Nantes. You may feel better about yours then!

    https://www.sarahraven.com/veg_fruit...rot_nantes.htm
    Thanks VC, that looks like them.. So... does that mean they're ready? Not ready? Confused now!

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    If you've pulled them up, they're ready...............or you can leave the rest until you pull them up, when they'll also be ready!
    Does that help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    If you've pulled them up, they're ready...............or you can leave the rest until you pull them up, when they'll also be ready!
    Does that help?
    Hahah! I be eatin those stumpy carrots!

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    Still time to sow some more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Still time to sow some more!
    Is there a non-stumpy-tasty variety that'll be good this time of year?

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