Carrots

Rabbits and carrots go together in the minds of the public through countless associations in books and cartoons.   The calcium to phosphorous ratio of main crop varieties is just under 1:1 and for young carrots just over 1:1. Vitamin C levels increase with age but are still not high with 2.6mg for baby and 5.9 for main crop varieties respectively.

The tops can safely be fed and will help by adding calcium and vitamin C to the diet.  Young carrots contain 32mg calcium and 28mg phosphorous and main crop 33mg calcium and 35mg phosphorous per 100gm.

Not only do they come in all colours, they also come in a few shapes and sizes.  The stumpy Parmex is ideal for growing in raised beds or even in your window box.

For all you could ever want to know, and more, visit the Carrot Museum!