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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Here's My Carrot Crop!

You might remember that I'd planted a few things in the front of my sunny corner flower bed. I'd planted rhubarb, tomatoes, green peppers, parsley and carrots. :-)

Last night we ate three carrots from the bed (in a yummy dish for dinner). But I've a little mystery for you to solve. Here are photos of the carrots.





"What's Up" with those three red ones??



13 comments:

Robin Wedewer said...

Ooooh, they look fabulous. I haven't grown carrots, but I don't think I would give a hoot about the color. I would just gobble them up.

Robin
Ntl Gardening Examiner
(and chicken lover)

Kathleen said...

That's interesting. I don't have an answer unless a seed of another variety got mistakenly mixed in with the packet you planted?? Does it taste different/better/same??

Gail said...

Not a clue but I wanted to see your carrot crop! It's beautiful! gail

troutbirder said...

The were exposed to alien sonic ultra-violet radiation? Oh I give up!

Shady Gardener said...

Robin, It really is nice to think I can grow a Few edible items! :-)

Kathleen, You have ventured the same explanation I came up with. I haven't tried the red ones, yet... but the "regular" ones are great! :-)

Gail, How are you? It's not a huge crop, but it's satisfying. ;-) (I'm anxiously watching my mailbox!)

troutbirder... I did wonder about that, myself! ha. They're certainly a lot different from what I usually associate with the image "carrot!"

Kylee said...

I grew some Nantes carrots this summer ('Bolero') and there were a few red ones in with them orange, too! I've never seen that before. No answer to that question of what's up!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kylee! I may cook one tonight, however when I cut into one last night it seemed "woody."

K said...

Fun!!

-cheryl

Shady Gardener said...

Cheryl, Carrots were pretty easy! :-)

GardenAuthor said...

Could the red carrots be the result of cross-pollination or reversion to one of the parents... in the crop from which your seeds were derived? Just trying to think outside the package! Kathleen had the other explanation of which I thought.

Anyway, they sure look tasty and crunchy. I won't let Lucy-Maude see this post! ~ Deb

Shady Gardener said...

If I send you acorns, I'd better send you carrots, too! ha!! ;-)

LCShores said...

I believe that one of the ancestral colors of the carrot is red (they didn't become orange until the Dutch started breeding them), so I'm guessing the red carrots are throwbacks. How did they taste?

Rosemarie said...

I've never thought to plant root veggies ...thanks for the inspiration!