Today I was at the garden, to see if my tomatoes were turning, I am anticipating the taste of garden tomatoes so much. I grew up with garden tomatoes, all the usual varieties, only veering into heritage varieties in the last 10 years.
What I didn’t grow up with were root vegetables home-grown.
Last year I tried carrots for the first time, with mixed and strange-looking results.
This year I was encouraged to try again, and I am so glad I did. Although I wish I had tried the Okra some gardeners have, or the melons, I am excited about my carrots. The anticipation of pulling, wondering if it will be straight or crooked. Will it be wormy? Things that grow under the earth are mysterious.
I am pleased to report, that so far my 2013 carrots have been straight and mostly beautiful.
How has your garden been growing?