Early results from the carrot trial after another wheel-hoeing: and basically you can see that St Valery looks very good when compared to the other trial and control varieties. Three lines of St Valery are in the middle of the picture, with the tallest and thickest foliage growth, and have competed against weeds better too, especially compared to the three Amsterdam Maxi 2 trial to the left of St Valery, and Amsterdam Forcing, furthest three left rows. The one row of Napoli to the right of St Valery also looks good; and the mixture of coloured carrots (White Satin, Yellowstone, Purple Haze and Rainbow Bunching) which make up the rest of carrot rows to the right are fair. However, when pulled, the coloured carrots are the furthest along and largest (I sold a few young coloured bunches last week); with St Valery and Napoli next, and the Amsterdams last. Carrots will be pulled for bunching from this weekend onwards. Grab some at the Hartley Farm Summer Fayre this Sunday!