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Another harvest for Q

Thursday, September 21, 2006
thumbelina carrots harvest in a jar

(Thumbelina carrots © 2006 Nika Boyce)


Ages ago we planted some thumbelina carrots (Daucus carota sativus) and a variety of eggplants in small containers on the deck. I thought this would be lots of fun for my oldest, Q, to grow, pick, and eat.

new-garden - thumbelina carrots

(Sprouting thumbelina carrots © 2006 Nika Boyce)


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(Thumbelina carrot tops © 2006 Nika Boyce)


At one point we had these wild mushrooms growing around the carrots

Identify this mushroom please! - 2

(Mushrooms from the planter of the thumbelina carrots © 2006 Nika Boyce)


Yesterday Q decided it was time to harvest the little guys and has been enjoying their sweet flavor and cute look.

thumbelina carrots harvest

(Thumbelina carrots © 2006 Nika Boyce)


thumbelina carrots and eggplant

(Thumbelinas and one white eggplant © 2006 Nika Boyce)

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  • I had never heard of Thumbelinas until this post. Are they difficult to grow? I would like to let my children grow some as well.

    By Blogger Donna, at 3:25 PM  
  • Donna (peeked at you blog), thanks for stopping by! These carrots could not be easier to grow! Like any carrot, plant them in loose soil and follow the package directions re: watering. They grow quite a head of leaves so they are fun that way, lots to watch and check up on. You might be able to plant them really early in you season and get a batch going before the summer heat or maybe you all could even grow them indoors.

    By the way, we did not "turn in" our PhDs! I use mine every day and I am sure you do too. Yours would likely be more useful tho on a daily basis than mine but I do my best to share the wealth when ever I can.

    Thanks for writing and let us know how your carrots grow!

    By Blogger nika, at 4:26 PM  
  • Cute! I think we will try these next year. The boys would love them. carrots are about the only veggie they eat besides Cheddar & Jalepeno veggie Chips - lol!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:02 PM  
  • oh man... then you guys should plant a whole bunch of different kinds too! They have funky colored ones as well.

    By Blogger nika, at 6:44 PM  
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