You just steam them, pull off the leaves and dip them in melted butter or dressing. Or steam them and quarter them to add to a salad. I'm going to cut mine today and see what it does. Or, I might just cut it and let it dry and be ornamental!Will go pick it? Do you like artichoke? I have never had it before that I remember. It does look like a nice one!
It's just me and my husband and I do the main garden all myself which was easier before I had horses! Its not as tidy as it used to be. I have it set up so that there are always some type of vegetable to eat year round. My husband used to plant corn out in the field but now plants all kinds of melons. Watermelon, cantaloupe and honey dew. This year he got me to grow some radishes which I don't really like, but I tried roasting them in the oven after I saw a recipe and they were actually pretty good. Like a roasted potato only more moist and they still had some spice to them, but not strong like when they are raw.That is a nice haul! Your carrots are so pretty and straight.
Great idea about the seed catalog! Your whole family must be wonderful gardeners.