Well, it ain't exactly like going over Niagra Falls in a barrel, but I always get a thrill when I grow something that I've never attempted before and I harvest something that looks even remotely like it should. Today that was, don't laugh, carrots!
I've never bothered with carrots before because, a) they're so common, b) rocky soil in previous gardens, c) gophers. So, I was talked into some carrot seeds this fall and since my vegetable garden soil is not rocky anymore and the gophers have not yet found my new garden site, in they went. Imagine my surprise when they actually sprouted! And then the thinnings actually looked like little itsy bitsy baby carrots! They even tasted like carrots. Then, today when I decided that they needed even more thinning (I was so doubtful at planting time that I planted waaay more than required), I was thrilled to pull up something that actually looked like carrots. A little stubby and hairy and with other defects, but definitely carroty looking. They should be tasty in that Turkey Vegetable soup that's going to be dinner tonight (more on that later).
So, the question is, which was the bigger thrill today - my first carrot crop or the basket of fresh tomtoes that I picked today? Don't know.