Thursday, November 24, 2011

Found: Purple Carrots in My Garden

What a shock it was when Wifey showed me the two purple carrots she pulled out of our raised bed gardens. We planted these stupid things around March of this year and not only gave up on them but also planted another crop on top of them.

The second crop, beans, failed miserably as well.  Either I planted these carrots at the wrong time or they just take darn near a full year to grow. Needless to say, the two brought in the house were just under the size of a traditional grocery store sized carrot.  They were purple on the outside and orange on the inside.

Best of all...they tasted delicious. Yummy or not, I don't think I'll mess with these again. They were an experimental crop and we learned lots from them. Same with the Indian corn. It grew very well and was a pleasure to look at. Not such a pleasure to eat. Some ears were delicious (solid yellow in color), other ears were a bit tough to chew (multicolored kernals).

The squash, cucumbers and watermelon did terrifically well. The entire front pumpkin patch spawned TWO pumpkins.  And rather small pumkins at that.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  2. You ought to be thankfull you are not a farmer. (grin)

  3. At least you had a crop this year, OJD ...the drought and heatwave completely wiped us out. We're still blessed though. Prepping the beds for next year's garden. This drought can't last forever.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

    : )

  4. Sounds like you have the same kind of luck gardening that I do. It all seems experimental. And if it's not, it's an experiment in insects, diseases, and gophers! I'm much better at cooking food that has already grown!

  5. There are two kinds of corn, one being flour corn. I wonder if your Indian corn was of that type, so not so good to eat off the cob, but better to grind and make into corn flour or corn meal.


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