I went out to look at my garden the other day to make plans for covering it this Fall. I was walking around looking at all the dead plants when I noticed something in the carrot patch. Carrot tops! I was surprised because I thought we’d lost all of our carrots when a little rabbit found his way into the garden and nibbled all of the carrot tops off.
Out of curiosity, I dug one up. I really didn’t expect to find a carrot under the ground. But as I lightly brushed the soil away from the base of the green plant, sure enough something orange was peeking out at me. I was so excited! I pulled it out and found a cute little carrot dangling in front of me. Our very first carrot!
I called the kids to come and see. Jada was particularly excited about it. We went inside and washed it. It was so tiny! I let Titus and Jada take a little bite of it, then I tasted it. All three of us exclaimed, “Mmmm!” It was so sweet!
I’m gonna leave the rest of the carrots in the garden alone for a while. Hopefully they’ll get bigger! I don’t expect much, since the garden soil is mostly red clay, but we’ll see.
So, though this first carrot was so small, it gives me hope of bigger carrots in the near future!