Wednesday, May 07, 2008

First fullgrown carrot harvested

It's a variety that grows in spherical form rather than as a long root (that's why it's good in containers). I have no idea why this one developed a waist, but it was a tasty addition the lunch sallad of today.


Anonymous said...

My fiance and I planted little finger carrots because they are supposed to do well in containers. They seem to be doing pretty well and are a long way from harvesting- unfortunately.

Rosengeranium said...

Carrots are boring that way - they sprout their leaves fast and then you spend weeks wondering why the root doesn't keep up the pace. The carrot pictured above had been growing for about two months, and could have faired even better with an additional week or two.

The plus side is that the leaves are edible and are a tasty addition to a sallad.