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Mother goes viral with her hilarious failed attempt at home-grown carrots

A woman has sparked a hilarious thread of would-be gardeners sharing their failed lockdown ‘crops’ across Britain, after going viral with a picture of her tiny carrots.

Janet Oswald, from London, took to Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas this week, after deciding to grow her own vegetables amid the panic buying and shortages that occurred at the start of lockdown. 

Sharing a snap of the vegetables, she joked they had cost her ‘£870 in woman hours, sweat and fertiliser’ over the 112 days she laboured over them, racking up 50,000 likes and 5,000 comments.

Among the followers, others shared pictures of their own failed home harvests, including a potato the size of a thumbnail and a single radish. 

Janet Oswald, from London, took to Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas this week, after deciding to grow her own vegetables amid the shortage of fresh fruit during the lockdown

Sharing a snap of the vegetables, she joked they had cost her '£870 in woman hours, sweat and fertiliser' over the 112 days she laboured over them, racking up 50,000 likes and 5,000 comments

Sharing a snap of the vegetables, she joked they had cost her ‘£870 in woman hours, sweat and fertiliser’ over the 112 days she laboured over them, racking up 50,000 likes and 5,000 comments

Among the followers, others shared pictures of their own failed home harvests, including a potato the size of a thumbnail

Among the followers, others shared pictures of their own failed home harvests, including a potato the size of a thumbnail

Posting a picture of the carrots,  Janet wrote: ‘These little blighters were in the ground for no less than 112 days, please excuse my disappointment 

‘After weeks of waiting we have finally harvested our first batch of homegrown carrots! I’m so glad I’ve spent ALL those hours toiling over them. 

‘Because instead of wasting 38p for a whole bag of the bloody things, we’ve managed to grow these…costing us roughly £870 in woman hours, blood, sweat, tears, fertiliser, compost and water’.

Meanwhile another follower posted a picture of the very long, single radish she harvested, and wrote: 'My first ever radish. It took two months and there was nothign wrong with it. It was lovely'

Meanwhile another follower posted a picture of the very long, single radish she harvested, and wrote: ‘My first ever radish. It took two months and there was nothign wrong with it. It was lovely’

And carrots appeared to be a common theme, with one woman sharing a snap of a single one and writing: 'This is what happened to my carrots!'

And carrots appeared to be a common theme, with one woman sharing a snap of a single one and writing: ‘This is what happened to my carrots!’

'You're not alone! This was my first ever crop, one woman wrote, posting a picture of a dozen tiny potatoes

‘You’re not alone! This was my first ever crop, one woman wrote, posting a picture of a dozen tiny potatoes

Reacting to the picture, a user shared a snap of a minuscule potato and wrote: ‘This was one of my very tiny potatoes! My kids loved it’.

Meanwhile another follower posted a picture of the very long, single radish she harvested, and wrote: ‘My first ever radish. It took two months and there was nothign wrong with it. It was lovely’.

‘You’re not alone! This was my first ever crop, one woman wrote, posting a picture of a dozen tiny potatoes.

And carrots appeared to be a common theme, with one woman sharing a snap of a single one and writing: ‘This is what happened to my carrots!’. 

Another woman posted a picture of the one small carrot she harvested

Another woman posted a picture of the one small carrot she harvested

And elsewhere in the group someone showed off a single radish proudly

And elsewhere in the group someone showed off a single radish proudly 

Meanwhile many revealed their vegetables had taken on rather odd shapes (seen)

Meanwhile many revealed their vegetables had taken on rather odd shapes (seen)

Sharing their advice, one user suggested: ‘Leave them longer they’ll get there’. 

‘Guessing not enough spacing between them’, another said, and agreeing, one added: ‘Picked them far too early! Need to be spaced apart too so they have space to grow!’.

Many more admitted they could relate, adding: ‘I think I will be finding the same when I eventually harvest my carrots. Attached is a picture of my harvest so far. One single radish.’

‘We did this for a year and they were tiny! Waste of time’, many more added.

And most saw the funny side, with one commenting: ‘Carrot soup …. for the Sylvanian family’.

Some even branched out and managed to grow one bean and some misshapen carrots

Some even branched out and managed to grow one bean and some misshapen carrots

Sharing their advice, one user suggested: 'Leave them longer they'll get there'

Sharing their advice, one user suggested: ‘Leave them longer they’ll get there’

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