We’ve made several consecutive plantings of carrots but there were some left in the ground from the first batch I planted in the fall. Really, it was the second batch because the grasshoppers ate all the first ones. They had gotten big and were hard to get out of the ground because I hadn’t added any sand to the area where the last of the carrots were. I knew that if I dug them, I would can them and we had been eating on the newer rows for our salads and munchies.
Yesterday when Vince was digging up the rows, he used a big square shovel to get all the carrots out for me.
Before anyone starts telling me why I have weird carrots . . my soil needs this or that . . I grew about 200 pounds of carrots and all but a handful of them were perfectly straight. I’m just showing you some of the weird ones.
Vince and I were having a blast as he was digging up the carrots. We would come to one that had a funny shape and we would give it a name. To protect the innocent, I will not share the names! 🙂 I will share a few of the funnier carrots.
This one isn’t terribly funny but not what you see in the grocery store usually.
The one below is about 6 or 7 carrots all connected at the top. That was probably caused because I didn’t thin them closely enough. I cut the top inch or so off and they all became separate carrots.
When he pulled the big twisted carrot, again caused probably from not thinning enough, he said “Oh, this looks like us!” I wanted to say . . yes, when you don’t make me go eat Chinese food!
I even found those little baby twisted carrots.
But then I was able to separate the big twisted carrots . . kinda like tearing Vince and Judy apart . . and I noticed they were all gnarled up and not very useful. I couldn’t scrape them because of the twists and turns. It made me think . . together we’re so good but apart, we’d be kinda worthless.
Then I came across this one. Spit out whatever’s in your mouth. You’re liable to spew on the keyboard. Clear the children from the computer screen. They do not need to see this.
I debated about whether I should even show this one but goodness . . it’s just a carrot and carrots don’t have body parts so . . it’s just a carrot. Next time you’re out to dinner and you order carrots, this might be what they looked like before they made it to your plate . . or maybe not!
Who ever knew there were carrots with such
obscene weird shapes? Not folks like me who have always bought carrots in the grocery store!