Monday, February 22, 2010

The Triumph of the Carrot!

Bwa-ha-haa!!! I have conquered the carrot! Bow down before me you long rooty orange fiend! You thought you beat me last season, but I triumphed this time and forced you to grow in my kingdom of gardening horrors!


Mwa-ha-haaaa!!

But seriously - I did it! I successfully grew carrots! They're one of the things that has petered out in past gardens and they just plain grew well in my SFG this time around. I was floored when I pulled a few out of the ground and they actually looked like carrots and smelled like carrots and were bug-free to boot! I am seriously giddy about this carrot harvest. But I'm sure you didn't gather that, did you?

The boys were equally giddy and it was like Christmas morning as each rooty beauty popped out of the ground. One of the good things about being a not-too-successful gardener is that if ANYTHING actually grows, your kids think you're a gardening god. It's wonderful!






But the best part was they even tasted great. We had about half of them for dinner last night and I've got to say nothing makes a mama prouder than hearing her boys arguing over who gets to eat more carrots.

I bet you thought I had forgotten about gardening with all this talk about puppies and chickens, but I'm still trucking along. I'm getting ready to plant our Spring veggies and I'm going to try potatoes for the first time too. Before I can plant we need to revamp the garden fence since a certain white puppy of mine has recently discovered that if she gets really really wet and then jumps in the SFG and digs a hole and rolls in it, she gets really really awesomely muddy...right down to her skin.

11 comments:

Susan said...

Congrats on your success...they look great! Your persistence has paid off. We just planted some potatoes for the first time this past weekend. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Momma_S said...

WOW! So perdy! So, you gonna share your secret, or what? ;-) My 2nd try seems like it's another loss...

Amy said...

Yay for carrots! How exciting! Your photos are so great, I love it. I just planted carrot seeds for the very first time yesterday - hoping for the same success and you had. Wish me luck :)

Ribbit said...

Fantastic!!! I was the same way with my first cucumber. May your success continue far into the season (sprinkle or fairy dust and wave of wand inserted here).

Darla said...

Congrats on the carrots...I know this excitement all too well, just been a while since I've experienced it!!! Your boys are dolls.

Kelly said...

Great news Kate, SFG rocks and so do those carrots. The boy's faces were priceless!

Erin said...

Yay! What a great way to start the new year's garden! The boys look so excited. Do ya think Saffron's digging maybe put a "grow spell" on it all?!!

Engineeredgarden said...

Good for you! This is gonna be a successful gardening season for you - I just know it. Yeah, carrots from the garden taste great, and it's good that the boys enjoyed them.

ChickenFreak said...

Congratulations! I'm deeply impressed. I've never in all my life succeeded in growing carrots to maturity.

Dani said...

Your boys are just the cutest things! And way to go on the carrots! What kind did you plant?

Marie said...

Wow! What a great crop! I never had much success with carrots. They usually turned out misshappen and stumpy. My kids used to eat all the peas before I got to cook them. At least this is one way to get the kids to eat their vegetables!

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