I always look forward to walking around the garden when I get home from work. It’s my daily ritual. It lifts me up; it’s what saves most of my days. I reconnect with nature and breathe. And sometimes, I get to pick a little something delicious right from the soil. Today was one of those days.
Just before dark, I saw the most precious little carrot top sticking out of the dirt and gave the greens a yank. And wouldn’t you know it? There was a 2″ tangerine-colored carrot under all that green! You see, we started these seeds in mid-October and swore they’d never amount to anything. After all, the location of the bed is less than ideal during the winter months. Saying it gets three hours of sun might be a generous estimate. So we didn’t expect much. But the tops kept growing and were the most perfect emerald green. We pushed on. It paid off.
These little guys may only be 2″ long, but they’re delicious and all ours. Perhaps the length is due to them being “Short and Sweets.” Perhaps it’s due to the lack of sun. Perhaps we just stink at growing carrots. No matter, any gardening endeavor that ends in edible and delicious organic veggies is a success.
Happy winter gardening, my friends,