Can I still harvest carrots now?

I sowed some Early Nantes and Chanteney carrots late last summer, they never really did anything and consequently just got left. Outside yesterday I decided to clear my planting tubs and discovered lots of 2-3 inch long healthy looking carrots, an ideal size for putting into stews and casseroles. Will they still be fit for eating?
09:56 Sun 15th Jan 2012
 
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Carrots are at their tastiest when the are only 2-3" long... I put in a whole packet on Nantes (2000)seeds about the same time as you. I never thinned them out, and have been left with a whole crop all between.. 1" and 4" ..
I'm still pulling a few out every time I go near the allotment.
Only yesterday I lifted about 15 ... sadly only 9 of them made it home... I love...
10:15 Sun 15th Jan 2012 Go To Best Answer

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Yes, no problem unless they had gone rotton.
Carrots are at their tastiest when the are only 2-3" long... I put in a whole packet on Nantes (2000)seeds about the same time as you. I never thinned them out, and have been left with a whole crop all between.. 1" and 4" ..
I'm still pulling a few out every time I go near the allotment.
Only yesterday I lifted about 15 ... sadly only 9 of them made it home... I love them raw..!
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thank you!! :)
They'll be good 'til spring... along with parsnips! Both get better afte being frozen in the ground. Our temps, here in the western U.S. easily get down to -10 (F) but let the soil thaw and they're ready for a great stew or salad...

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