Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fighting with Carrots

I talked to my dad about my carrots. He thinks I didn't thin them out enough so they didn't have room to grow. He's right, of course. He told me that I should take the ones that are crowded together and pick some of them so the others have more room.

So, I pulled a couple more carrots today. These ones decided to fight with me. It took me over ten minutes to get two carrots out of the ground. How sad is that!? I won the fight by a long shot. My worst injury is pain from bending down so long, but the carrots are black and blue! LOL! My purple carrots are just starting to turn purple so they look like they got in a bad fight...and lost. I wish I had been able to get a better picture, but my camera is being crappy lately so this is the best I could get.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Well That Just Ticks Me Off!

Okay so I know it is a day early, but I decided to pull my biggest carrot today. Well, my "biggest carrot" is tiny and ORANGE! If you read a couple posts back, you'll know why the orange part ticks me off. I was expecting pretty purple carrots. Now, I have to wait even longer to pick my carrots, and I'm not even sure they are going to be purple when I do. :*(

On the plus side, the rest of the garden is doing great! Nothing is quite ripe yet, but there are tons of tomatoes, a lot of peppers, and even a few cucumbers. Even though we only have a few cucumbers now, I have a feeling we will soon have more cucumbers than we can handle.

A couple pictures of the abomination...

Saturday, August 6, 2011

When did I become obsessed with black?

Okay. Maybe 'obsessed' is the wrong word. I don't wear all black or anything like that, but a lot of my fashion decisions are ruled by black! When I get new glasses, they have to have black frames so they will go with anything I wear. I've been wearing boring black frames for years! What happened to wearing purple frames? When I was in junior high, I wore purple frames, and it didn't bother me at all. When I buy a new swimsuit, it has to be black because it is slimming. When I buy a skirt or something similar, it has to be black so I can wear different tops with it and still match. Even my purses are black, except for the denim one because denim goes with almost everything too. As I sit here, I can list more things I own that are black. For example: my hair claw and other hair accessories are all black! So, when did black creep in and take over? When did I start caring that things match? If I really think about it, I could tell you that it probably started in junior high, but didn't really take root until high school, and now it is so ingrained in my life, I'll probably never get rid of it!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Is it time yet?

These are my miracle carrots. The first miracle is they grew. Usually when I try to grow anything from seed, it dies before it becomes more than a sprout! Of course, I have had my dad's help with them.

The second miracle is they are still in the ground. Growing carrots requires patience. I don't have patience. The taller they get the harder it is to leave them in the ground. According to the seed package, they should be ready to pick on August 12th, but that isn't soon enough. I want them now!

These aren't ordinary orange carrots either. They're purple which is my favorite color. I'm dying to see how they turn out. Here is the seed package so you can see what they are supposed to look like...