A Bumper Crop

I was thinking of drafting a question to Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time.

Dear Team

I have sorely neglected my plot this year and, apart from a few tufts of grass, when I went out there today (in hope more than expectation) all I could find was this solitary excuse for a carrot in my microcosmic black bucket.

Should I be trying to grow them in some other container?

I have a family to feed – please help.

Yours sincerely


P.S. The carrot measures no more than an inch long and not, I’ll have you P.P.S., in a bijou, eat the skin baby Chantenay kinda way.

Posted on May 18, 2010, in gardening and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Stephen Foster

    You are barking up the wrong sickly-looking tree here. Don’t waste time with R4; rembember my favourite old Eugenie and her little whistle?

    …Turn your garden into a Turner Prize entry.

    • I could call it “The Bucket of Death with Tufts of Turf & Turd” installation.

      Oh yes this has legs.

  2. I advise you to stop eating carrots, that way your need has vanished. Why don’t you visit your local sewage farm instead? A fun, family day out for all.

    • Well I shall, And I will ask them if I might try growing a root vegetable or two in their slurry pits.

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