Monday, 29 November 2010

Adessi 10:10 - The Fruits of Our Labours

The humble carrot: Bugs Bunny went crazy for them (I knew I should have turned left at Albuquerque), legend has it they're amazing for your eyesight, and they go brilliantly with a touch of coriander.

We all tried growing our own vegetables as part of our 10:10 launch, and, if we're honest, it didn't go particularly well - after an encouraging start, the fly infestation of summer 2010 felt like a plague of biblical proportions and it was either us or the plants.

Not all was lost, though: some plants were transferred to a cardboard box outside and, against all odds, continued growing. They even survived the attentions of a wascally wabbit I spotted one evening in the car park.

The weather ain't getting any better, so Alex D decided to dig through the foot of snow covering the plants - and found this little guy:

Ok, it may look feeble, but this baby carrot (ok, 'orange root' would be more accurate) has survived some of the heaviest snowfalls I've ever seen. Finding him felt like that bit in Wall-E when they realise Earth may be habitable after all.

A humble carrot indeed.

Steve Maybury

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