Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Carrots, or lack there of....

I finally took a look-see at the carrots.  I managed to grow the world's smallest carrots in 5 months of watering.  Dang drought.  Oh well.  I can't leave them in the ground either.  They will never grow to size by Nov even if I left them in.  Sheesh.  We did get a chuckle out if though.  Our one daughter's rabbit will love to munch on some of these teeny tiny nibblets.

We've harvested 95 bell peppers so far this year.  The season for them is winding down.

We've harvested 19.47# of jalapenos so far this year.  They have done amazing this year.


Carol said...

I never have much luck with carrots either. My potatoes done well this year, being that it was my first go at them. I have harvested quite a few peppers this year as well. There are a few more that I will probably pick today and then that will be the end.

Ulvmor said...

If I remember right, your soil is clay? I have managed to grow nice carrots in my veggie plot only in raised beds. I've built them myself, with leftover timber and old nails. They look like wreck, but work! And they are easier to keep watered, and if summer is wet, they still keep above water :)

Kristina said...

Carol, it's been about 4 years since we've had a really good carrot harvest.

Kristina said...

Ulvmor, I plan on either planting in a raised bed or grow pots next year. Hopefully a raised bed. Squirrels dig up my grow pots.

mamasmercantile said...

Such a shame about the carrots but thankfully a good harvest of jalapenos and peppers.

Kristina said...

Thanks mamasmercantile. For some reason the last two years jalapenos have done amazing despite weather struggles.