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Five Things Friday

Odd carrot

The five little things that made my week…

1. Harvested a very tenacious carrot this week. As you can tell by the leaves, it started growing outward along the surface for a while, then found its way deep into the soil, going deeper, deeper… the carrot ended up being over a foot long and I still haven’t found the end piece that broke off. We had to get out the shovel for this one!

It's raining avocados

2. It’s raining avocados in my yard.

The last few fava beans

3. The last few fava beans are still hanging in there.

Steaming Romanesco broccoli

4. Steaming heads of Romanesco broccoli.


5. Today alone, I’ve managed to eat half a watermelon already. Yes, it’s hot here.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »