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skellyshelly

Organic gardening, chickens, honeybees, and working on my backyard permaculture in subtropical growing zone 10a in southwest Florida.

Daucus carota subsp. sativus 'Cosmic Purple'

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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skellyshelly

Fresh harvest for a salad to pass at brunch with friends today. Even the ginger-carrot dressing was from my garden. Cucumbers, purple cosmic carrots, various types of lettuce, nasturtiums, parsley, borage flowers, and free tomatoes from the chickens. #purplecosmiccarrots #romainelettuce #redleaflettuce #parsley #escarole #nasturtiums #cucumbers #tomatoes #freshisbest #borage #gyo #eatwhatyougrow #organic #springsalad

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kimmy01

Purple carrots 💜💜💜💜

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KariSamuel

Wait. Your chickens lay tomatoes?!? 🐓+🐔=🍅

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skellyshelly

@KariSamuel Um, yes they do, kinda. Every single tomato I have this year is a volunteer that has grown from the chickens bedding that's been composted. We get lots of scraps for the chickens from an organic restaurant. I compost the bedding but tomatoes grow from the compost. I've given away over 50 tomato plants & my "tomato forest" has many plants well over 8' tall. I've harvested over 90 pounds of free tomatoes this year and every single one was totally free. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

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KariSamuel

Chicken poop?

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skellyshelly

Perhaps. Now there are many new tomato plants in my raised garden beds because of the compost. It's either from their poop or from the bedding . Either way it's free tomatoes for me. @KariSamuel

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