Sunday, December 7, 2008

I didn't know they were supposed to be baby carrots!

That's all folks. Yep, this is pretty much the extent of 2008's carrot crop. I planted the Scarlet Nantes heirloom carrots from seed, thinking I made a good choice because the description said they were a relatively short growing time to harvest. Guess not. I planted them way back in May, and picked this one on November 22nd. They did get overshadowed by the peppers I planted around them, so I suppose they didn't get enough sun, but it still seems like a really poor yield.

Yet, amazingly enough- almost everything else in my garden now is brown, but the carrot tops are still green. Maybe I'll get a normal size carrot next spring? haha I think I'll try a different variety in 2009, probably not heirloom. My friend who is a Master Gardener said my garden really is too small to do much good for heirloom gardening anyway, as they usually take more room to grow and there is the danger of cross-pollination if you plant different types. I'll have to research some more to figure out what to grow next year, because one thing is for sure- as little as these were they tasted great! I definitely want more.


Jeni Treehugger said...

Oh dear!
Well we live and learn hey.

River said...

Oh but he's such a cute little carrot! I really need to get off my lazy butt and plant my own veggies somehow next year.

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