Reaping What You Sow

Carrots 1

Gardening is really fun in July.  No, I’m not talking about the daily weeding and watering. It’s the reaping!   Above is a picture of some carrots I pulled last week. These are Touchon Heirlooms that I planted on April 5th.  This variety matures in 65 days…provided you don’t have a snowstorm three weeks after you plant it!  We had such a cool, wet (and snowy) spring that the maturing of all our early crops like lettuce and broccoli were delayed.

These Touchon Heirlooms are mild and sweet. In addition to eating them raw and cooking them with roasts, I put several pints in the freezer.  It’s amazing how they will freshen a vegetable soup in the winter.

Carrot 2

Don’t forget to put the green tops in the composter!



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