The clouds were rolling through as I looked out onto the garden. Black and gray, and puffy white, as if on a migration. Winter is coming! Winter is coming! They seemed to shout.
In the garden, my carrot patch was calling to me. So I threw on a jacket and my trusty rubber boots for a little harvest.
Have you ever had a winter carrot? The ones that sit and grow sweeter by the day. That have a snappy crisp like no other. Oh, I wish you could.
This year, we planted a variety and each shovelful was a surprise. Purple, yellow, orange. You never know what you'll get.
And here's what I've learned with the carrot patch. Don't thin the plants in the patch I'm planning on for a winter harvest. They'll grow too big if they're thinned.
See what I mean? Thinned (left) vs. not (right):
I trust your Garden was willing to die ... I do not think that mine was—it perished with beautiful reluctance, like an evening star. ~Emily Dickinson