In mid March, I planted carrots. Last year when I planted carrots, some bold squirrel came along, dug them all up and ate the hell out of them. This year, the squirrels oddly left them alone so this week I decided it was time to check on my crop of carrots. See if they were ready to be made into some yummy treat like a carrot cake, or just a dinner side. I cleared the dirt off the top of one, just to see what it held and the future looked bright. It was a gorgeous round top of bright orange. I immediately grabbed onto the base of the leaves and gave it a good yank as if I was pulling out a root from the earth, which I thought I was...
Here is what I got.
I laughed out loud!
My beds are a foot tall and the soil is super soft so it's not as if there wasn't room to grow. Not sure what happened here but it was hilarious!
I thought, maybe that one is a mutant. So I pulled out the rest.
Ah, the joys of farming!