7 Reasons NOT to Dig Up Your Carrots, before Christmas
Why RUSH INTO the Carrot Harvest, Anyway?
So, here it is the day after Christmas, and Wifey, Princess, and Little Princess are out on the town, taking
advantage of my checkbook,err, um getting in on all the deals of the season, shopping in the metropolis of Fort Wayne, and the pen for the poultry is assembled in the barn, and there are like 4 rows of carrots out in the North Garden, crying out.
“Save us! Saave Uus! We are being held prisoner out here. We are being *under-utilized*”!!!
So naturally, upon hearing the accursed U-U word, Uncle Milton had to spring into action. Spring, that is, not in the literal sense, but in the figurative sense; that is. O-L-D Uncle Milton meandered over and found a spading fork, meanderced some more and found a wagon, and then, after several moments of pondering, began to dig some carrots.
On the day AFTER Christmas.
And during the harvest, came up with seven reasons that what he was doing was The Right Thing.
So, In NO Particular Order, are 7 Reasons to Wait:
- You lost the seed package and can’t remember if the carrots matured in 72 or 138 days.
- At *normal* carrot harvest time, the organic carrots in the market were really cheap.
- You were too busy hunting deer when Real Gardeners were digging carrots.
- Your rabbits need the beta carotene more than you and your family.
- You wanted to get a jump on the Giant Vegetable competition for next years 4-H Fair.
- You needed an excuse not to head out to the malls for all the great shopping deals.
- It just plain feels good to get garden dirt under your fingernails.
7a) Those carrots just keep on getting sweeter the longer they are in the ground.
7a1) Your neighbor, who has been farming longer than you have been alive, told you to do it.
So there you have it, dear reader. If you have procrastinated, you too can still have fun, harvest some good eats, and make up stories why you did what you dun.
And keep the little rabbits happy at the same time.
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