Our first carrot harvest would not make it to the supermarkets or even the local grocery shops. Despite the distorted ginseng-like shape, the taste was unbelievably sweet with excellent flavour. In Roman and early medieval times, carrots were branched , like the roots of wild-types….. similar to Moonriver ones!
Carrots are extremely rich in beta carotene (vitamin A) and small amounts of vitamin E. Carrot fly is the most serious problem. Intercrop carrots with onions to reduce attacks. Carrots also grow well with lettuce, radishes and tomatoes.
Beetroot and carrot juice is reported to prevent diarrhea.