Thursday, October 3, 2013

my carrots look weird

I gardened!  And failed a little; kinda a lot.  The cardboard I set down under the soil didn’t stop the grass from growing and thriving.  So disappointing!  Next year, I am going to buy weed sheets and dig the whole thing up.  The only veggies that made it were my onions and carrots.  Oddly, the carrots grew many legs.

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What went wrong?!  I think the pellets didn’t open up properly.  Maybe I didn’t water the garden enough.  I feel uncomfortable just looking at them.  The top inch of the carrot looked fine, then it sprouted into many legs.  This isn’t normal right? 

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I sent Chris a picture with an insecure message and he said they were perfect and that they’d be delicious.  Super encouraging, that guy!  So I decided we’d eat them, no regrets.  I wanted to wash them thoroughly, and according to several bloggers, you can put them right into your washing machine!  No soap and set the machine to delicate.  I shook the excess dirt off the carrots and dumped the batch in.  After the wash, the carrots looked so fresh and so clean, clean.  I soaked the carrots in vinegar/water for 20 seconds, then they were so clean you could eat off them, HA. 

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I put the thick tops into a roasted potato/carrot/onion dish.  I put the skinny bottoms into my juicer. 

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Taste wise, these were the sweetest carrots I’ve ever had!  Mind you, look wise, these were the strangest carrots I’ve ever seen.  But they were yummy and juicy; I’m so proud! 

2 comments:

  1. Good for you! I'm sure they were delicious!

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  2. Thank you for putting a smile on my face!!! This post just made me chuckle seeing those leggy carrots! So glad they were yummy!!! Happy Tuesday to you!!!

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