No other than a Carrot!

נכתב ע"י maggie בתאריך 21 בינואר 2018 |

No other (organic) carrot like it!

גזר אורגני, ירקות אורגניים, הגינה של מגי

"You ask what is life? but it's as if you asked: What is a carrot? A carrot is a carrot, and the rest is unknown." (Anton Chekhov in a letter to his wife 1904)

Carrots A to Z: (the letters do not match because of translation from Hebrew to English.  But enjoy the content anyway.)

A. Peas and carrots are a couple that go really well together, both in song and in a pan. But the carrot is very sociable and goes with everything on the plate. It  is also part of the holy chicken soup Trinity.

B. Wild carrots grow in our country, and you can see them right now if you look at the sides of the roads.

גזר אורגני, ירקות אורגניים, הגינה של מגי

C. The carrots in your boxes grew  from sowing until picking for about four months until they reached their current size.

D. Bi-annual is the carrot plant. In the first year it grows the root, which is filled with nutrients (that's what we eat) and in the second year it grows the blossom with seeds for the next generation and the root becomes fibrous.

E. Holland was the country that fixed the carrot color to orange. Until then it had been known in many colors.

גזר אורגני, ירקות אורגניים, הגינה של מגי 

F. "And the carrot did not come out" - a familiar children's story, which my sister was a champion in presenting, tells about Grandpa Eliezer who needed the help of grandma and granddaughter and dog and cat and mouse to pull the carrot out of the ground.

 גזר אורגני, ירקות אורגניים, הגינה של מגי

G. Carrot seeds germinate very slowly ...

H. Five meters and 14 cm is the length of the longest carrot measured.

גזר אורגני, ירקות אורגניים, הגינה של מגי

I. It is said that the Greek soldiers in the belly of the Trojan horse were nibbling carrots to silence their hungry stomachs.

J. It is very nice that the little mouse is the one who "saves" the situation and helps the carrot come out in the story "Grandpa Eliezer and the gezer."

K. Orange is the color of the beta carotene, plentiful in carrots, which in our body turns into vitamin A, which we need.

L. Levin Kipnis, author of "Grandpa Eliezer and the gerzer", won the Israel Prize in 1974.

גזר אורגני, ירקות אורגניים, הגינה של מגי

M. Merupea - the Holy Trinity in cooking - onion, carrot and celery. There is no chicken soup without them.

N. It is true that eating carrots helps night vision and also the immune system, skin, heart, teeth and gums. It is a toxin cleanser.

O. Umbelliferae ( or aka Apiaceae) is its family, along with celery, dill, parsley and more. The name comes from the family's shape of blossom, which is shaped like an awning / umbrella.

P. Five petals have the carrot flower.

Q. Cotyledon is the name of the first 2 leaves that peep out of the ground when the carrot seed germinates.

R. Needs insects to reach the pollen during flowering to cause fertilization.

S. Daucus Carota maximus is the name of the wild carrot you probably have seen around on the road sides.

T. Pudding is a common dish made from carrots!

U. Olive oil together with carrot or used when cooking carrots increases the absorption of the vitamin A by about 13 times!

V.  Carrots are always sown directly in the ground, and since the seeds are tiny, the small plants should be thinned after germination.... This is difficult to do because we have pity on the little baby plants.

Have a good week, full of good carrots, rain and mud (outside)


Maggie and the garden staff


Organic vegetable baskets are expected to have (draft only):

Carrots - you should eat them with the peel











In the large organic vegetable baskets, also:






Organic fruit baskets:






In the large organic fruit baskets, also:



And grapefruit