View Full Version : No to carrot tops?

~ Cat ~
08-05-2010, 12:38 PM
I always treat my girls to carrots with the green tops on whewn I see them.

Apparently they are a NONO though as because humans dont eat them - the farmers put what ever fertilisers and chemicals they want on them!

Glad I am growing my own!

08-05-2010, 12:42 PM
because fertilisers and chemicals know not to enter the carrot itself do they???

sorry whatever put on the plant does enter into the main plant ok not in huge doses but its still there

i just make sure i really wash mine before feeding, though at this time of year the ones i get are covered in sand as they have been in storage, blimin nightmare to wash off

But overall it is better to grow your own anyway :D

08-05-2010, 12:43 PM
That's always concerned me, so I never feed them to my bunnies. I've heard you're supposed to chop the top half inch off carrots because the chemicals seep down into the carrot itself, so god knows how much is absorbed into the green leaves.

I reckon growing your own or buying organic is the best way to go.

08-05-2010, 01:47 PM
the only carrots i see for sale with the tops are organic ones....

08-05-2010, 07:35 PM
Either way, carrot tops are very high in calcium so should only be fed as an occasional treat rather than regularly :-)

08-05-2010, 07:57 PM
Yeah but almost all veg is covered in fertiliser unless you grow your own or buy organic.