Monday, September 26, 2011

Carrots

Jackpot! These look more like candy than the nutritious vegetable that they are. The seeds of this Kaleidoscope Mix were planted in mid June.
When showing off what I thought were new varieties of colorful carrots to a visitor to the garden, he told me that they were actually very old varieties and that the orange carrots were probably chance mutations that were then selectively bred to become what we think is the norm. That night I entered "history of carrots" into an internet search and found the very comprehensive online carrot museum. It's fascinating.

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