Wednesday, September 17, 2008

red thumb

i figured red was pretty far from green...

this year was my first attempt at a garden. this seems to be the largest my carrots will grow, or maybe i just am not patient enough? they sat on my counter for 2 days then got thrown away...


but it was fun to pick them :)
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7 comments:

Heather said...

We've never had ANY luck with carrots. Ours are less orange than that, small, and bitter. But the kids love to pick them. That's the only reason I even planted some last year. I think it must be a soil thing?? I think Megan had a pic on her blog of beautiful giant orange carrots, and so I've been meaning to ask her what her secret is.

Target Widow said...

We finally had yummy carrots this year, we plant them every year, but this was the first time they were good. The problem is I don't know what was different. But I guess, keep trying. Its all about the effort and less about what the results taste like. For some reason this year our cucumbers were nasty. I don't ever eat them, but Target Man couldn't even take a second bite. All of them sat on our counter until they were gross enough I felt justified in throwing them away. Happy Gardening.

Megan said...

Did anything eat the leaves? If something starts eating the leaves then the carrots will stop growing. That happened to us after the deer found our garden. I wish I had a great secret to share. I think we were just lucky!!

Herb of Grace said...

Hi there! You commented on my blog back earlier in the summer and I just now found it! The book I was discussing is called "The Joy of Training", by Michael and Debi Pearl. My husband has finally posted his first contribution to the discussion on his blog (www.unambiguouslyj.blogspot.com), in case you're interested! Thanks for your comment and sorry I missed it for so long :)

SumGreater said...

I like the carrots...It means you're growing something. And look how beautiful the green on top is! Just lovely. =)

Our tomatoes are just now growing and are pathetically small. But lots of people gave me gorgeous, huge tomatoes soon after I planted mine 2 months late. I think it generates good karma to grow something, even if it doesn't turn out how we expected. It's just like when God tells us to do something; we're not in charge of the results, just the obedience. See? Gardening helps you learn spiritual lessons, too--law of the harvest and all that. =)

Mother 25 - 8 said...

I know NOTHING about carrots except that your post about them was pretty dang funny!

Beck Family said...

Eat them anyway, fresh grown carrots, taste so good!!