Spent Saturday morning planting a fall crop of carrots:
I haven't had good luck with carrots before, but I also didn't know they're real tough to get to germinate -- can take upwards of three weeks. Because they're planted very shallow (1/8" to 1/4" max) they're also very sensitive to moisture so one trick is to put burlap over the row and water it each day until you see the carrots germinating.
Nantes Long 6-1/2" 70 Days
Royal Chantenay 6-1/2" 70 Days
Little Fingers 3-1/2" 65 Days
Ran out to my friend Eric's family cottage on West Island, Fairhaven that afternoon -- what a beautiful spot. While I didn't weigh it, I brought a bag that had to be a solid 15# of mixed veggies of tomatoes, potatoes, white onions, beans, squash, zukes...first really good mixed harvest of the year. Missy made the.best.clam.chowder.ever. Honest...I don't think I'll ever be able to eat it from a can or even in a restaurant ever again.
Sunday it rained -- had 3-3/4" of rain! So I spent my birthday cleaning the kitchen.