The root vegetables are safely in the cellar, and it’s time I shared their intriguing pictures. I thought the rutabagas were huge, but then I heard about a guy from the past that grew giant ones in southern Alberta. He grew them like people now try to grow world record pumpkins. That would have been a sight. He was mentioned lately because he was a WW veteran and I heard the story on Remembrance Day. It’s funny what people are remembered for. What will they say about me when I’m gone?
I found a link that shows some really scandelously large ones:
I’m not actually that fond of them, but I’ve had to live off of what I grow and variety becomes a pleasure. Two things that will always spoil a good season for them are maggots and not enough moisture. They love consistent water. When fruit and vegetables don’t get enough moisture they are bitter and awful. When they get enough it allows the plant to make them ‘sweet’. I don’t know why, but I just know it’s true.
Here’s my prize picture of tomatoes for the year. Meet Mr. and Mrs. Tomato:
I’m surprised at how much mice like potatoes.