As we battle on from post 100 I realised that there was a photo contained within it that had not previously been printed. This post is to rectify that, and to expand upon my newfound obsession (I seem to have a new one every day!) ... purple carrots. I planted two varieties a few months ago at the end of the summer heatwave. One was cosmic purple, the other purple dragon, both promising purple carroty goodness. For the past few weeks I have been harvesting small purple carrots.
I should let them grow bigger but I simply love eating them,and showing them to guests so each time someone visits or I get peckish another carrot bites the dust. I've already cleared one pot, which now houses snow peas! One pot to go, and the number of those reamining has now hit single digits. At least I proved that you can grow full size carrots in a pot! My favourite is to put them in salads, like this one here. Carroty yumminess!
People at uni have been most amused by my 'oddly coloured carrots' in my lunchbox. I have now planted yellow carrots and white carrots and more purple carrot in the hope they will provide me with a lovely autumn/early winter harvest of colourful goodness. I got into a conversation in the lift at uni the other day with a woman about white carrots. She thought I had confused them with parsnips, but I assured her I wasn't mistaken and that indeed you could get white carrots that were not parsnips in disguise. I should hunt her down when they grow bigger and give her one. In the meantime can anyone elighten me on the taste of white, or yellow carrots? Are they very different to their purple or orange counterparts?