|I pulled three carrots to give them a try with Red Cored Chantenay on the left, Danvers #126 in the middle, and Kuroda 8 Inch on the right.|
|You can see just how tiny the carrots were, perfect size for a toddler.|
|Di Milano A Colleto Viola turnip|
|Sessantina cima di rapa (sprouting turnip)|
|Ta Mei Hwa radish|
I pulled 3 carrots from beds planted the last week of August. The 3 different varieties each had a distinctive flavor and texture. Red Cored Chantenay was crunchier with a complex flavor, Danvers #126 was sweeter and more tender, and the Kuroda 8 Inch which you could tell hadn't even colored up yet had a complex flavor but was milder than Chantenay. My husband and I shared bites of them and they were delicious but tiny. Tiny. And the beds are pretty much shaded all the time now so . . . We'll see what they do in the spring before my partner tills the whole yard.
Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving in the US? I made ginger chicken with rice, lightly boiled cabbage, and a big pot of turnip greens to hold us over during the week before the feast.
On Thanksgiving we like to watch the dog show while eating light snacks and cooking. We are set to have green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, cheesy potato casserole, mash potatoes and gravy, fried corn, turkey, ham, stuffing, biscuits, cranberry sauce, apple pie, and cherry pie. My husband is doing the casseroles the day before as you can tell he loves casseroles, otherwise it's just a turkey breast and tiny ham.
Please join us at Harvest Monday hosted by Our Happy Acres where gardeners far and wide share what's happening in their gardens.