Sunday, October 24, 2010
10/25 Harvest - Indiana Carrots and Alfalfa Sprouts
These are the last of my Indiana carrots. Due to their super slow growth and my impatience, it's been about two months since I pulled all the carrots in my square foot gardening beds except for one square foot, and these came from the last square foot. These carrots have grown more in the last two months, but they are still pretty small compared to my California carrots - all the carrots you see here added up to 11.2 oz, and the biggest carrot from my last California harvest weighed 13 oz all by itself. Oh well, I'm not complaining too much, though, because something is better than nothing!
I also got my first sprout harvest using the 3-Tray Kitchen Sprouter that I recently won in a giveaway on the Cheap Vegetable Gardener's blog. This sprouter was pretty easy to use, and I got about 2-3 cups of organic alfalfa sprouts from the first test drive. Keith and I enjoyed our first taste of these home-grown sprouts on our sandwiches this weekend.
Apparently there are lots of different kinds of seeds that you can buy online to grow different types and flavors of sprouts, including sprouts from seeds that I hadn't thought of like broccoli, kale and mustard. I'm excited to try some new and interesting sprouts besides the typical alfalfa. If any experienced sprouters have any suggestions or recommendations, please let me know!