Carrot Update and Other Garden ThoughtsOctober 4, 2009
I harvested the last of the carrots today. We had planted 3 rows (about 15 feet long and none too neatly – that is it wasn’t as if there was a nice neat row of single carrots). This last row, like the first, yielded about 6 gallon bags of carrots. The middle row gave us about 3 gallons. The first row had a lot of amazingly huge carrots – – the 2nd and 3rd had more reasonably sized individuals. They were Danvers Half-Long carrots – most are about 6 – 8”.
We have given carrots to relatives this fall as we saw them. Friends are next. I’m also planning on carrot corn bread sometime this week (it was on the plan for today but got bumped by laundry). If I get some raisins I’ll do a carrot raisin bread too – – and maybe carrot cake, with a little cream cheese icing…. yummy.
I have some plum tomatoes drying – I hope they’re done before I want to go to bed… I was a little late to get them going. There are still plenty on the vine – my husband says he’ll freeze them.
My husband is still finding green beans in the garden for his Sunday lunch (he’s the only one in the family who likes green beans cooked – he pickles them too though – and those are great).
Otherwise, there are a few eggplants still in the garden, a few beans, maybe a banana pepper or two. That’s about it. This evening I ordered garlic (our crop wasn’t very good this year so no big bulbs from which to plant cloves). We’ll plant the garlic when it arrives in a couple of weeks – – and the cycle starts again.