Carrots are nutritious, easy to grow, and should be in everyone’s garden. I remember as a child, we were allowed to pull heirloom carrots as long as they were large enough and we didn’t waste them. Mom grew some mighty tastey organic carrots! Today, whenever we buy them in the store, I am always disappointed by their taste. Hybrds are bred from looks and production (profit), and taste is not high on the priority list. Grow your own heirlooms and you will again know the bliss of fresh carrots. It will surprise your children as well and they will realize real food is delicious!
Growing heirloom cabbages is excellent for a survival garden. Other than caterpillars which can handpicked, they are quite hardy and dependable. They will store well in the cellar or the garden if winters are mild.