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when will i know when my dutch carrots, and beetroots are ready for picking ? angie, tongala vic

Submitted: 09:50PM, 24 Oct 2011
Answer: Dear Angela,

Most varieties of carrots take three to four months to mature. You can pick them whenever it suits. The smaller carrots will be very sweet. You can pick them early and then allow more room and time for the others to mature.

With your beetroot, start pulling alternate roots eight to ten weeks after sowing. This will spread the harvest and leave more space for those remaining. The ideal root size is 5-7cm; larger roots tend to be tough and have less flavour.

Have fun harvesting your fantastic crops.

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