Saturday, October 25, 2008

8 Carrot Gold

We have been growing carrots since May and every time I get one out to check it I am sorely disappointed. They have been just barely starting to grow into a carrot or even still look like a small root. We finally decided to just harvest the crop and see what we had. I must say that the tops sure were huge so I was assuming that I had some wonderfully huge carrots (that's why I kept checking them anyway).

I have decided they need awards for their achievements....

First up, Big Heart, small root award. This is somewhat like what the carrots I had been checking looked like. So sad, but trying so hard :).

Next, our medium carrots. There is a special award for the Most Unique Carrot. I guess sometimes even carrots don't want to follow the crowd.

Last, but certainly not least, Best in Show!

That's right, we ended up with two carrots that actually looked and tasted like real carrots. It was a wonderful moment, pulling them out of the ground.
I can definitely say I've learned some things about growing carrots (like, plant them farther apart, for starters). Next time I think our ratio will favor the edible ones :). It was great to actually succeed at getting a real carrot though!
Oh, another garden surprise.... while I was checking the garden the other day I found a cantaloupe growing. It's about the size of a large grapefruit. Maybe it will hang in there long enough to be edible! (no luck with the watermelons yet though). I feel like I'm getting a little bit of green on my thumb :)

3 comments:

Alli said...

Beautiful carrots Sharla! We need to do some gardening again, the kids loved it. . .

Aubrey said...

Those are great carrots! And they have so much character. Much better than ours . . . who knew they needed water . . .

luvmykids said...

hey, I give you guys A for effort!