Despite trying to explain that the roly poly carrot variety (CUTEST name ever, BTW) was more squat than long, Olive was not impressed when we dug up our winter vegetable patch last year. I’ve entitled that photo, Crocodile Dundee style, “You call that a carrot?”
Look, there were a couple of very cute round ones but frankly they were more pathetic than endearing. More of a sniff than a bite.
And we had dismal failures with the radishes (which apparently even the most challenged gardeners can grow) not to mention the leeks and broad beans.
Nonetheless, I am going to forge on with new crops soon but plan to stick to what has worked in the past: swiss chard, cavolo nero, silver beet and salad greens.
And the olive harvest is next weekend…