A Sweet Fall Garden Delight

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Photo Credit: Tom Myrick

Writer: Tom Myrick

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These Scarlet Nantes carrots (Daucus carota var. sativus) were the last of the Veggie-Bed’s harvests for the growing season (Plant Hardiness Zone 8a). Seeds sowed in the late summer and 65 days to harvest, carrots gathered in mid-December after the first frost. The Scarlet Nantes doesn’t develop a woody core and is high in fructose and glucose, low in terpenes, and that creates some of the best flavored and textured carrots.

Nantes carrots are named after the city of Nantes [nänt], in Brittany, France and developed by Henri Vilmorin in the 1850s. The Scarlet Nantes carrot is one of the USA’s most popular carrot varieties and introduced in our country during the mid 20th century. Easy to grow and full of vitamins and taste they delivered a sweet fall garden delight.

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Tom Myrick

"When life kicks you in the butt, use it as energy for forward motion", Tom Myrick. I graduated from the Media Production Technology Curriculum at Tidewater Community College in 1988. Working as a professional Media Production Specialist/Photojournalist for most of my adult life, I became proficient in many aspects of multimedia production. In 2006, I completed the Master Gardener program and started attending horticulture classes at a local community college. Writing, photography, and gardening are passions of mine; altogether, a “marriage made in heaven". Having a diversified set of work skills and a lifetime of experience, I currently write for several online vegetable gardening publications and own a landscaping business. My mission is to encourage vegetable gardening throughout the world. Play in the dirt, Tom