This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, August 25, 2008

big fat Oxheart carrots

carrots 3
carrots 1 carrots 5

I pulled the last of my spring crop of carrots. These are the big guys - Oxheart. They are very tasty. Round and fat like and orange. They make a very nice "chip" when sliced horizontally. I still have a big bagful of early carrots (Mokum), a more traditionally shaped and sweeter variety, in my fridge. I took out the bagful for a photo next to the newly pulled Oxhearts.

I planted a few more rows of carrots seeds for a fall crop a couple of weeks ago. They sprouted nicely, but I'm afraid I buried most of them while digging the potatoes. Oh well....

Daucus carota



Anonymous Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

I've never seen carrots like these before. They're so cute! They look almost like balls.

August 26, 2008 12:27 AM

OpenID mangotriathlete said...

How deep do the oxhearts go? I did purple-haze and little finger for my fall crop, but I've never tried oxhearts...

August 26, 2008 5:21 AM

Blogger Dlewis said...

I love your blog. This is my first year gardening. Love the photos.

August 26, 2008 5:20 PM

Blogger kathy said...

My biggest Oxhearts are about 4 inches deep and 3 inches diameter, weight about 5 oz. Seems pretty big to me though they are reported to grow to 1 lb!

My 7 inch deep Mokum's only weigh a couple oz.

August 27, 2008 10:43 AM


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