Any cure for bitter carrots?
I planted my carrots on April 9th and they have grown to a nice size and are not woody but they are also not sweet. Will they get sweeter if I leave them in the ground until cooler weather? Should I wait until after frost to harvest them? Maybe I've already waited too long? My soil is rather alkaline (limestone based) maybe that is part of the problem. And is there any way to sweeten the bitter carrots I've already harvested? I may just have to compost them since they're not edible in their current condition. This is one crop where the supermarket variety tastes much better than my home grown varieties. Very disappointing. :( Do you think I would have better luck planting carrots for the cooler fall?