Carrots!

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We have a small planter near our front porch, and I’ve always been a bigger fan of veggie gardens over flower gardens. Yes, flowers are beautiful, but they’re the same amount of work without the “payoff” of fresh produce. I might come around next year and do flowers in the planter instead, but I don’t know. We’ll have to see.

Anyway.

So, because I favor veggies, I put carrots in the planter. my thinking was that it’s deep enough to get decent sized carrots, and carrots don’t flower like other veggies (since they’re a root vegetable), so they wouldn’t attract bees to the door – yet another reason to put something besides flowers there. I started the carrots from seeds a couple months ago, and it’s been exciting to watch the tops get bigger and bigger.

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Because of their root nature, we’ve all been horribly curious how the carrots have been doing. Hubs even pulled a couple up a month or so ago – they were very spindly and not at all carrot-like, so he carefully replanted them. I decided to take a chance a couple days ago, and guess what?!

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A real carrot!! A small one, but a true carrot nonetheless. Our tomato plants have really started thriving recently as well. And we’ve already used our own lettuce on sandwiches and burgers. It’s very exciting :).

So maybe, just maybe, we’ll end up with a good harvest of fresh veggies this summer after all.

–Wendy

P.S. Did you notice my new header? 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Carrots!

  1. Sanz @ From The Mrs. 06/27/2013 at 8:00 pm Reply

    YES! I did notice your new header! It looks great. It is SO fun to watch things grow! We don’t have much of a garden this year, we were too busy with baby stuff. But last year we got carrots, lettuce, peppers, and squash. We had pumpkin a few years ago and holy cow does it grow and flower ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!! Great to see a pic of you!

    • wendy 06/27/2013 at 10:05 pm Reply

      Yeah, you totally have an excuse not to have had a garden this year! And a beautiful one at that :). The boys love checking the plants each day. Our tomatoes are starting to outgrow their cages – hopefully that means there will be enough fruit to eat fresh as desired AND can :). The lettuce is doing really well, too. The zucchini is getting there. We talked about pumpkins – I’m glad we didn’t plant any based on your comment!

      Thank you for the nice comments on the header :). I like my picture the least of all of them – it’s the only one that doesn’t look professional (hubby’s was professionally done for a book he illustrated and even though the kids’ were done using our $80 camera, the light was perfect and they look amazing) – but it’s the only current picture of me that I don’t hate.

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