When Chris planted carrots back in the fall I don’t think he expected that we’d get the harvest we did a week ago. Even just a few days before he harvested them he was lamenting that he thought they weren’t going to yield the amount he envisioned. The morning of his harvesting he came in and said he was pretty sure he underestimated the yield he was going to get and sure enough he was right. In the end he filled up a 125 quart cooler full of carrots! Initially he was going to prepare them all for freezing but two evenings worth of washing, blanching, cutting, and vacuum sealing for freezing burned him out of that. In the end we have plenty of carrots to last us throughout the year and a lot of raw carrots to munch on over the next month or so. We’ll be handing out carrots to neighbors, coworkers, and family.
Now, if only we could replicate this with potatoes and sweet potatoes!