Adventures in Ethics and Science

It’s been a long time since I posted a garden update. As we’re on the cusp of summer, there’s a lot to update you on.

And I will, soon.

But today, I wanted to share two reasons carrots are sometimes hard to pull up.

Reason #1: The carrot you’re trying to pull up is wrapped around another carrot that you aren’t trying to harvest.


Reason #2: The carrot you’re trying to harvest has grown a barb.


I think I’m only a few weeks away from being able to discover features that make it hard to harvest potatoes.


  1. #1 PattyP
    June 2, 2009

    Wow, carrot love. I’m going to plant some carrots soon and this is good to know. 🙂

  2. #2 Kim
    June 2, 2009

    You are lucky! Our carrots usually wrap around rocks.

    My husband says that rocks are upstate NY’s “renewable resource”, as they come up every spring to torment the home gardener (and the rototillers).

  3. #3 blf
    June 3, 2009

    It’s been a long time since I posted a garden update.

    Uh-huh. Only 25 or so daily updates on the gastropods in your garden.

    The carrots are a message to you from your friendly gastropods: “Stop digging up our salad!”

    You’ve been warned. Should you be so foolish as to go after the potatoes, then you’ll see just how mean and nasty gastropods can be. Zillions of eyes on stalks are watching you…

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