That might be the case because I don't water, just rely on rainwater. I grow mine in a hugelkultur style bed. Is watering them hard a few days before pulling them sufficient or should I just leave them be? I just don't know if they will go bad or if it just means they will be soft forever. Since we are going to grind them up for baby food, it doesnt need to be hard.
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I think you'll find a good watering will crisp them up. Is the flavour ok? Carrots can taste a bit, for want of a better adjective, 'carrot-toppy' and bitter if they're water-stressed. Not necessarily a problem, but keep it in mind, especially if there's a baby's taste-buds involved!