We finally got some really cold weather in central Missouri. On my porch thermometer a few mornings ago, it was 2 degrees! Brrr! My carrots couldn't handle that kind of cold, so I harvested them all. I got 47 carrots total, a mix of Scarlet Nantes and Danvers. Some of them were still really small, but I think that was due to lazy thinning efforts on my part. Most of them, though, were a really great size. I made an amazing soup with some of them and still have quite a few left.
I'm starting to get some seed catalogs and plan the garden for next spring. I'll be starting some seeds in February, so I don't have too much longer to wait! In the meantime, I'm going to continue planning and making some seed mats for my carrots and lettuce so I won't have to worry about thinning next year.