Alice’s Carrot – Adam or Eve?

I received an email this morning from Alice, my friend and reader from Nevada who sent me the picture of her great looking red bell peppers back in October.

They’ve already had their first light snow there, but Alice is still puttering in the garden. She reports picking green beans just before it snowed and of course, has lots of green tomatoes ripening.  Swiss chard is still green and tasty.  She’ll cover her carrots with more straw and leave in ground until she needs them.

Alice sent me a picture of the carrot she picked the other day.  She named it Eve.  Could it have been Adam?

Thanks for the smile Alice!


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  • So cute!
    I’ve heard that the “legs” are a result of transplanting carrots. I winter sowed all mine last year, and then transplanted them. ALL mine had legs like that despite being planted in deep loose soil. I wonder if Alice’s experience bears this out?
    And, from the picture, either Alice has very petite hands, or that carrot is really large!

  • I think the carrot is really large! Maybe Alice will give us the scoop, Sandra.
    And by the way — I transplanted some in the spring from wintersown. Something ate most of them, but the ones that made it did not have “legs”.
    I’ll be transplanting more in a few days — so we’ll see what happens as time goes on. I’ll report back.

  • I measured the carrot and it is 9 1/2″ long and the head is approximately 8″ circumference. The hand with the beautiful nails is my daughters. LOL….my garden nails look nothing like that. I am lucky not to have dirt under my nails. So happy you are enjoying meeting Eve, I knew when I saw her “legs” she was a pinup girl.

    This carrot was grown from seed directly in the ground. I have heard that carrot roots are so delicate they will seperate when they meet the smallest resistance, a pebble or something of that nature. I also experimented with Theresa’s winter sown idea and did not notice a difference with the transplanted carrots. I leave the carrots in the ground so the little ones (5 and 7 year olds) can “find” them when they come to visit. They love the ones with unusual shapes.

  • Great post Alice. Thanks for all the details. And I know the kids enjoy “finding” those carrots when they visit!

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