It is time to start harvesting carrots! Actually, might be a little past time, but that’s okay! I hear sheep and horses love carrots as much as humans.

We are trying to decide what to make. Maybe creamed carrots, carrot sticks and dip, sweet n’ sour chicken with carrots, pot roast and potatoes and carrots, egg rolls, pancit, carrot slaw, carrot soup, carrot cake, carrot sandwiches, carrot ice cream, carrot patties, carrot pudding… What else can you even put carrots in?

Fresh from the garden! (Husband’s hand.)

I’m very pleased with how easy it was to grow them. They are a variety specifically suited to heavy clay soils and I did not thin the seedlings. I have been layering compost in this garden bed for a few seasons now, and the carrots really liked that. We haven’t tilled it for over a year.

Also shows that our compost is really full of good organic matter and nutrients, and doesn’t have too much nitrogen in it. A lot of these carrots are really big at the top and were growing up against other carrots with no problems. I think there are more than 100 carrots in need of harvesting. Our skin is going to turn orange!