Sunday, October 17, 2010

What's Up, Doc?

I dug up my carrots yesterday. I didn't have to dig far to find them, because they didn't grow very far. They just grew wide. Very wide.

The largest measured just under three inches in diameter. And not much longer.

I haven't tried eating them yet - I think they may require cooking.


  1. That's exactly what our carrots looked like! Jackson looked forward to picking them for months, and he was so disappointed. The buzz-kill look on his face was priceless. I didn't even try eating ours.

  2. You have to eat them, otherwise they won't fulfill their carroty destiny!

    Seriously, though, I've grown the stubbies, too, and mine were fine. I think stubby carrots just means that you didn't dig up the soil deep enough for them to go long. I say dice 'em up with some taters or beets or sweet taters or parsnips or all of the above, toss with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and a smidge of maple syrup (!), and roast at 450 F, stirring every 10 minutes or so, until roasty and delicious (1/2 hour to 40 min).