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PunkRotten
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Carrot Flower

This Carrot went to flower. I actually wanted it to. It grows almost like a sunflower. I notice these tiny green metallic bees seem to be fond of it. I also notice hoverflies and your common house fly on it too.


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that is so cool. I had no idea carrots did that. Are you gonna pull it? How big is the carrot? Is it still edible?

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It is not edible anymore. From what I have heard the root would be all woody by now and not very good to eat. When you let carrots, radishes, Beets etc, get really mature the roots get pretty big. Carrots are a biennial and flower in their 2nd year. It is a really attractive flower and lots of insects really like it. That is one of the main reasons I let it grow a flower. I have another one in another part of the yard sending up a stalk and getting ready to flower.

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I let carrots go to seed every year. When the seeds are ripe I loosen them in my hand and toss them around the general area, which will be nextyears carrots.
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