My first attempt at growing carrots was with red cored chantenays. I imagined long, cylindrical beauties and ended up with short, stubby beauties. Lots of work for not a lot to eat. Last fall I asked my husband if there was anything in particular that he’d like me to grow in the veggie garden. To my surprise, he requested purple carrots. He also requested basil, but that’s not the title of this post! So, late fall the carrots went into the ground with high hopes.
Yesterday my daughter and I pulled together a harvest for our dinner salad.
It can be difficult for me to tell when carrots are ready, so the best way I’ve found is to just pull one out of the earth! To my amazement the first purple carrot I chose just kept going and going and was fatter than I could have imagined!