I couldn’t wait any longer. I had to pick my carrots! I was dying to see how big (or small) they might be. Plus, I had to till up the garden and start adding organic matter (leaves and grass clippings) to it, so I needed these out of the way.
I planted my carrots in two rows, about 12 ft. long each. This is my harvest. About 12 carrots. Small carrots. But, honestly I was surprised that we got any, really. So I wasn’t at all disappointed when I pulled them out of the soil. I had to laugh a little. Plus, the excitement in the kids’ faces when I showed them the carrots was enough to make up for their unimpressiveness.
Jada and Ty both crunched away on them at lunch. I was surprised that Titus ate them. He never eats raw carrots. They were sweet though, the fat ones anyways. The really, really skinny ones weren’t developed enough yet, so they were a little bitter.
Next year I’d like to try planting my carrots in a container. Maybe I’ll get enough to can next time!
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.