On a whim, last winter I ordered carrot seeds that came on a strip of paper. Carrot seeds are teeny, weeny, tiny and these came already stuck to a strip of biodegradable paper. Just plant the strip and you’re done. Yesterday, I harvested those carrots and had a good ol’ time.
I dug them up, soaked them in water, found a sunny spot on the front porch out of the wind, cut the green tops off, rubbed them clean and bagged them up.
I have new respect for carrot farmers and those lovely, uniform carrots we buy in stores. I had contenders for most-alien-like:
I even might have started a new trend, spiral carrots:
Happy intensely watched my carrot harvesting and patiently waited for me to include him.
That is one carrot plant he is holding. Or several that morphed together? Pretty soon, he started playing, swinging the plant up and down. I don’t believe he quite knew what to do with my alien carrots.
Good thing we are both easily entertained.