When I planted the carrots I dumped 3 packets of seeds into a 16 oz container of sand and mixed it up so as I distributed the sand, the small seeds would also be evenly distributed.

Well, that was way too many seeds and I have had areas in the carrot beds where it looks like a row of grass coming up! It would seem that I would be grateful for so many carrots but I know that if left that way, the carrots will be small.

I have undertaken the great task of thinning the carrots to 1 plant every inch or so. The beauty of this thinning is that the little baby sprouts already taste like carrots! Yum.

As I am thinning the carrots, I fill a jar with them as I go. I also have other thinnings. Turnips, radishes, beets, and so forth. They are all full of vitamins and good things.

When I come in from the garden, I rinse them off real good and either eat them just like that, or I put them in the blender and add some fruit for a delicious smoothie.

This one is carrot and radish thinnings with plums and some pomegranate juice. It was very good.


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Author: Elisa

Mom, Wife, Whole Foods nut, Gardener, and Music Lover

4 thoughts on “Thinnings”

  1. The sprouts are way yummy Elaine, so I'm not sorry that there are so many of them. We ended up planting 5 rows of them, so we have tons! You could come get some….

  2. i haven't been to your blog lately, fun to see the pictures and hear about it. i'm sorry i planted the carrots so densely. But I'm glad you are enjoying the sprouts. 🙂

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