My epic fail at regrowing carrots!
Well, I tried and when I said it was an epic fail, it really was! I am laughing as I write this post. I had hope that all four of the vegetables I chose would grow to perfection. I followed all of the directions from the blog, Fidgety Fingers, to regrow carrot leaves but my attempt did not work so well. Instead of feeling discouraged about it not working, I actually looked at this failure as a learning experience. My goal was to grow carrot leaves to have a garnish for my salads. I followed all of the instructions by placing 1-2 inches of cut carrot pieces face down in clear container with the tops facing the ceiling.
I filled the clear container with water to cover half of the carrots and placed them on a window sill. I changed the water every two to three days. As the days went by, I noticed nothing. The carrots looked exactly the same for about one week and then all of a sudden there was a huge shift. I noticed small green sprouts coming out of the tops of the carrots but the actual carrots started to mold.
The picture right here was one week prior to the carrots completely rotting and smelling terrible. Yikes! There was still a small glimmer of hope that my little experiment would work with the green sprouts showing on the tops of the carrots! I held onto that hope but unfortunately, my poor carrots were not able to be saved and they went to their forever home in the garbage. It was a rough day for all of us! I was debating about whether I would still post about regrowing the carrots but then I thought this would be a great post about life.
You can have everything planned out in life but it will still throw you curveballs. It’s just life! I prepared to regrow the carrots and bought everything I needed with the end goal in mind. But, it didn’t go as planned and that is 100% okay! Failure can teach us a lot about ourselves. I learned that I may not have a green thumb but I tried and that’s what matters. I also learned that I need to buy fresher carrots as the carrots I bought already looked like they were aged. I saw that by looking at the tops of them and they were already a black color. Fresh carrots should not look like that. Another lesson I learned is to use a glass container instead of plastic one. I used an old plastic tupperware for this experiment but I used a glass container for all of my other vegetables and they are coming along quite nicely.
The moral of the story is that it doesn’t matter if one of your attempts at success fails. What matters is that you push yourself forward and keep trying. I had great success with the green onions and I can say that the garlic and celery are also beautifully sprouting. The fail of the carrots was just a small failure in the grand scheme of things. My hope is that you try and if you fail, pick yourself back up and try again. That is how success is made!
Be sure to tune in next week to check out the regrowth of the garlic.
Be bold to live free, xo Aimée
“When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” – Ellen DeGeneres
P.S. This is what carrots should look like!