There is nothing like seeing the boys hanging out together at the garden eating fresh peas straight from the pods. Unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough to get a photo of it, but I did manage to get a few snapshots of how out of control our garden is getting.
As I mentioned earlier in the season, shortly after planting the seeds, our darling dog, Delta right through it and messed up the nice neat rows.
When the seeds were coming up you could clearly see there were some empty places; some crooked rows; and some overcrowding. Now that the seeds are plants it is hard to tell where rows are. It’s all a big cluster with carrots growing in the middle of the squash and the onions mushed together in one row instead of two. Oh well.
And since I’m still a newbie gardener (second year), I have a question for all of you pros. Or those that know more about gardening than I do.
How do I know when the carrots and onions are ready to be picked and eaten?
I can’t see them and I have no idea when to assume they are ready. With the peas, cucumbers, tomatoes and squash, I watch them daily and pick them when I see that they are ready.
So what about carrots and onions?