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Margo Waibel
Baker's looked like a little garden tool and Summer is holding a carrot that grew in a corkscrew.

Compost creates silly carrots

Margo Waibel
Summer and the corkscrew carrot

I've attached two pictures of carrots from my garden. In the first, our two kids, Baker and Summer, are holding the carrots. Baker's looked like a little garden tool but he wouldn't hold still to show you. Summer is holding a carrot that grew in a corkscrew. I planted the seeds in a compost pile that still had some bigger pieces in it so the carrot grew around some pieces of eggshell!

Margo Waibel's family lives on the north side of Fort Wayne.

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