With temperatures hovering around the freezing point, it’s time to dig the remaining carrots in the garden or cover them with a thick layer of mulch to avoid frost damage.
Carrots are a fun, easy vegetable to grow—but it requires patience (sometimes I struggle in this area). Every summer I dig up a few carrots well before they are mature. Then, I have to stop and ask myself “what is my big hurry?” I love what Joyce Meyer says about patience. “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting”. How true is this when waiting in the check-out line at the grocery store! And maybe this little lesson of waiting for my carrots to mature in the garden can be applied to other areas of my life. The wait is truly worth it once we enjoy the sweet flavor of these freshly dug carrots.
Garden fresh carrots are the choice vegetable at our home. From January through December you can find a bag of carrots in our refrigerator. They make a great snack for the grand-kids and are a wonderful addition to our soups and stir-fries. Check out Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World® for other great uses of carrots along with growing tips and health benefits.