And now we're eating them.
(Have any of you ever heard of the Arrogant Worms? You should probably watch this video.)
In all seriousness though, I am officially in love with my garden. Almost exactly a month ago, Mocha gave you a very thorough tour. Now, my rows of carrots and lettuce and my ring of broccoli have all filled in that much more. Filled in so much, in fact, that I realized it was time to thin my carrots if I wanted ones of a decent size at all. Perhaps even, too late. According to the vast realm of the Internet, I should have done this back when my plants were only 3 inches tall. They are at lease 5, perhaps 6.
I started to pull. Carrots come up easily, some with just tiny orange roots, others with full blown 'baby' carrots. I was amazed, surprised, pleased with the small pile of carrots beside my garden fence. A quick nibbled and I got a little dirt against my tongue mixed with the crunchy, hard sweetness of the orange flesh. It was delightful.
I took the rest in, washed them up, trimmed their ends and added the handful of real, straight-from-the-ground baby carrots to our pizza dinner. I'm not really sure what I thought would happen when I planted carrot seeds, but somehow, the fresh crunch of the veggies filled me with an overwhelming sense of pride. I grew these!
I could get used to gardening, I think.
Since I know food choices can be a touchy subject, I wanted to add this disclaimer before the potential influx of offended readers. The Arrogant Worms video is a light-hearted poke and not meant to be taken seriously. I am sorry if any of my readers choose to take offense to it.