Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Week 28: Carrots and Beets

I've been harvesting a few things out of the garden lately.  First there were peas, then some radishes, and now there are carrots, beets, turnips, rutabagas, and kohlrabi.  Of course, we've only gotten two kohlrabi, about 3 or 4 turnips and a little more than that of rutabagas.  So definitely not an overload of vegetables!  Although, it is about time to pull the rutabagas so that a Fall crop can be planted.
These carrots are called Tonda Di Parigi, they're a 19th-century Parisian heirloom carrot.  They only get to about 2" long and about 1 1/2" in diameter, so they're perfect for hard soil.  They grew really well for me, as you can see.  I can't wait to cook some up for dinner!

These beets are Lutz Salad Leaf.  The tops are supposed to be good in salads, I will have to try it sometime!  They grew pretty well considering they got trampled a few times by my little brothers!

I like to grow old heirloom varieties because it's almost like planting a piece of history!  It's fun to imagine all of the people before who may have grown the same variety at one time!

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