Saturday, October 22, 2011

Growing Roots

If it grows underground, it might surprise you at harvest time and therein lies some of the fun in growing root crops like carrots. You're never quite sure how long they are, although usually you know how thick they are because they tend to crown up out of the soil when they're ready for harvest or you can dig a little down around them to feel or see their width. Carrots are cool too because you can direct sow them in the garden with no need for transplanting, unlike say your tomatoes. (although Joe direct sowed tomatoes and peppers in the garden this year with success.) Mine never seem to germinate at the same time or grow at a uniform rate, so they tend to be ready for harvest at different times. And that's cool too because you can just harvest what you need for the day and it's as fresh as can be. This one isn't a monster, but it doesn't need to be. It just needs to taste good. (And it did.)

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