It’s still a little breezy and requires a sweater, but the sun feels so good.
I decided to peruse the garden and decided it must be time to test a carrot to see if it is done. The foliage is getting quite full and tall.
Spade in hand, I gently loosened the largest one without disturbing its neighbors.
I brought it in and lovingly washed all the dirt off. Then, as all garden bloggers do, I took it out to find a suitable spot to take its portrait!
It looks quite yellow and I vague remembered planting an unusual variety of carrots, but I only included a decorate label that was simply marked ‘carrots.’ A search of my blog posts didn’t find a name either, so I set about trying to find the seed packet from whence it came.
These seeds require 10-20 days to germinate and I planted them on November 10th. Today marks day #73. But then again, this is Texas, and they’ve enjoyed quite a bit of extra sunshine and wonderful growing weather to boost them along.
Now I know why the carrot was yellow, it was supposed to be yellow — it’s a Sunshine carrot. How appropriate — we all took a little taste of it and pronounced it sweet and delicious.
There are quite a few more as big as this one, so I will be going back outside with a basket to gather up some snacks!