Monday, September 20, 2010

Harvest Monday - Caption that Carrot

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-- Your caption here -- This carrot must have gotten a bit too much nitrogen which I don't supplmentally provide so unless it was extra rich compost or a variety that is just prone to branching, I have to wonder what protein rich source stewed here... ew.

We are in the transition time where tenders like tomatoes and beans are still filling baskets but fall crops like kale and carrots are plumping up. In a couple of weeks, fresh harvest will transform from gazpachos and french cut beans to frosty green salads and hardy root stews. But I can't help but sampling a few roots now.

The crosnes are plumping up.

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Talk about weird looking veg, here are some Stachys affinis

The greens and roots of self seeded salsify, black skinned scorzonera (both called oyster root) and even dandelion are edible - though I don't plan on eating the dandelion roots, just their greens. Roots will improve in flavour as starch is converted to sugar to act as an antifreeze after the first couple frosts but I'm willing to give them a taste test now.

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Salad and main course.

10 comments:

Shawn Ann said...

you have some interesting stuff I have never heard of. Was your carrot still edible, or blah!

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

alient vegetables this week! Those are some crazy looking harvests.

martha said...

My caption for your carrot: But I thought I was going to be a tree.

Daphne said...

That is one weird alien carrot. It looks like it wants to get up and walk away from you.

debiclegg said...

I agree with Daphne. It looks like it could walk away. I bet my daughter could create a fascinating story about your carrot.

kitsapFG said...

That carrot could have a starring role in a sci fi / alien invasion movie! Our garden is also providing the last summer produce items but also yeilding the first fall crops as well. Kind of a nice time because the variety is so great.

thyme2garden said...

"Leave me alone, I'm trying to communicate with the Mother Ship! I need more antennae, the reception is really bad in this soil!"

Window On The Prairie said...

That carrot looks like it's on steroids.
Suzanne

Ottawa Gardener said...

Thyme: ahahahahah - reception in the soil... sigh. Very funny.

icaptionthat said...

Nice blog,you have some interesting stuff I have never heard of.keep posting