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bitter carrots

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:39 pm
by kjskid
My carrots are so bitter! They're also a light orange color instead of the deep orange color at the supermarket. They're ready for picking, but I can't stand to eat them. Is there a way to make them not bitter? If I add lime at this stage, will it help?

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:14 pm
by opabinia51
Some varieties of carrots are naturally bitter but, I think it is the purple carrots that are bitter and not the yellow varieties. Maybe just leave them in the soil for a bit longer so that the leaves can create and deposit more sugar into the roots.