Tuesday, August 14, 2007

when gardening goes wrong

our first foray into vegetable gardening this summer has been mostly successful. we had a lovely crop of zucchini (in fact, we ate one tonight!), many cherry tomatoes, and oodles of mint/basil/chives. our cucumbers...meh. kinda small and misshapen. the sweetpeas? not so much. but nothing.... NOTHING... compares to our carrots.

(WARNING: if grossly mutant vegetables ick you out, you may want to move along...)


people, we have about 30 of these things planted in our garden and so far the 4 or so we've pulled have all looked like this! the only reasons i can come up with are: 1) we planted them too close together and 2) our soil is pretty much pure clay and it hardens like crazy when it dries out.

i can just imagine those poor wittle carrots trying to bust down into the soil and basically being confronted with concrete-like conditions. they didn't have a chance.

anyone wanna join us for sugar-glazed frankencarrots???

9 comments:

ellie said...

I love them!

mishka said...

eee! they're so franken-cute!

robyn said...

Who needs straight carrots, yours have personality. You should try to find a way to cook them that won't required cutting them so you can really accentuate their shape.

Lisa said...

sorry, I have to be honest here: they resemble orange dog poo...poor carrots :D :D

The Sewing Bunny said...

poor carrots! they're cute though :) at least the majority of your gardening ventures worked out!

WendyB said...

Ahhhhh! That was scarier than I expected!

In Yr Fshn said...

These are like Rob Zombie carrots. I love your blog!

vania said...

They are too cute! A bit 'turd' like but cute and freaky nonetheless!

Melissa said...

Your carrots are awesome! Mine are just really tiny. I'm glad some of your other vegetables behaved!