No, really. I already harvested carrots. Well, Amie harvested them:
No doubt you’ve noticed that these are baby carrots. Baby carrots. I had let that bed go to weeds, and when pulling said weeds today found that carrots have much less purchase on the soil than weeds do, and they too came up. So after weeding I called Amie over and she had a ball pulling the carrots (3 ounces of them, without greens), and then eating them. Crunch crunch. Delicious! The greens went into the vegetable soup.
I also harvested my garlic. I know this sounds too early too, but they were ready, many of them already browned and fallen over. Considering how well they were doing a month ago I had expected a larger harvest.
As you can see, the bulbs on the side of the tray- a softneck kind – are smaller and/or they mostly lacked the outer skin that protects the bulbs. Maybe I harvested these too late? They’re still good, and I’ll use them in cooking over the next few days. The bigger ones – all hardnecks, the scapes of which were delicious – are just fine, and I’m curing those in my warm, drafty, dark attic.
They make for 8 x 10 cloves – give or take a couple. That’s enough for planting next September.