Sunday, March 30, 2014

I Know. I Know.

I really don't have a good excuse.  Yes, I have been busy.  Yes, I have been doing a lot of little projects around the house, some of which I can't tell you about because they are for Christmas.  But really there is no good reason for not doing a very good job of keeping up with you guys.  I will try to get back on track, in fact, I have started a list of posts I would like to do in the near future.  As for right now, let me tell you about my carrots (note the bluebonnets in bloom behind my garden).


Can you even remember that I planted carrots?  It was way back at the end of September and the "harvest in 75 days" label was a little off.  168 days later I picked my Danvers Shorts.


Did I mention they were Danvers SHORTS?


Not sure they are worth the time and space in my garden, but that is what this year of experiments has been about.  Finding what does well and what I enjoy.  And the importance of thinning the seedlings.  Look what happens when you don't.


Carrots are on this list of "glad I tried it, but maybe not again."  They cleaned up nice . . .


and tasted good, but 168 days?


My green onions are doing well.  These were grown from the roots of some I had purchased at the grocery store.  I just planted the roots in the garden and they sprouted right up into new onions.  Just like my celery.


But back to the bluebonnets, ya'll.  Happy spring.