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Here are the first carrots harvested from my carrot bath and I am very pleased with them. They include two special yellow carrots, which I grew for the first time this year and which have done particularly well. I can recommend growing carrots in a bath – or any other container – especially if your allotment has a heavy clay soil like mine. These carrots are much better than the deformed and frightening carrots (or scarrots) that I have grown in previous years mainly because this year I planted them in nice, soft soil and did actually bother thinning them a bit, a task I dislike because it feels like murder. I am so delighted when a seed actually grows that I can’t bring myself to discard them. I am sure Dan – who is a part-time, amateur communist – understands my aversion to crushing the weak. I wonder if our friends at the British Carrot Growers’ Association endure the same anguish and guilt every year.

In other exciting news, we’re off to Somerset this weekend for a show at the Seavington Millennium Hall on Saturday night. There aren’t that many tickets left.


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