Thursday, April 21, 2016

Carrot harvest from soil benches

Ajay Nair
Department of Horticulture
Iowa State University

Today (4/21/16) we harvested carrots (cultivar Nelson) and parsnips (cultivar Javelin) from the soil benches. These were planted by students in HORT 471 class (Vegetable Production and Management). Carrots were seeded on 12 January, 2016.

From a 4ft by 4 ft section we harvested between 25-30 lbs of carrots. Parsnips did not do that well and produced smaller roots and yielded around 5-8 lbs from a similar area.

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