Friday, November 30, 2007

Our "Monster" Carrot

In some of our previous garden posts, I made mention of our monster carrot. Harmony finally pulled it yesterday, and here's what it looks like.

It's definitely not the longest carrot I've seen, but it's definitely the fattest carrot I've ever seen. I think it's about 3 inches at its widest point. Now, mind you, these are largely my first experiences with home-grown carrots...those of you who have been doing this for ages are probably laughing and recalling *your* elephantine carrots which made this one look like a pinky finger.

We are hoping for larger carrots in the future, because the soil in which we planted this one was not enriched with organic fertilizer, nor had I tilled it well when I planted it.

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  • Harmony

    Yeah, I think this carrot went exactly as far as it could before it hit the solid rock that's five to twelve inches below our feet here (depending on where you're measuring).

    We also never tilled that area before planting. That carrot plant was sort of a rogue fluke, as only three carrots managed to germinate and take hold in that area.

    I'm just wondering how monstrous it would have been had we actually prepared the soil in advance....

  • Alan

    You'd better be careful with that carrot. Didn't you see The Day of the Triffids? Not to mention Attack of the Killer Tomatoes?

    You know not what you are trifling with! ;-)