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! The Heroic Carrot

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The floods have ruined the British vegetable growers.
Tough. But
the supermarkets will just buy elsewhere,
we'll hardly notice, apart from TV's brief comment...

This week, what of our organic vegetable bag
whose carrots are usually a joyful memory
of what carrots, pulled yesterday, used to, still can, taste like?

- so this week, just one, huge carrot. The Great Survivor.

Gnarled, a giant among the pretty, washed, and fashionable ones
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Ted Sheridan 10 October 2007

On this side of the pond we have a pumpkin shortage....and I believe that is a good thing..

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I guess it's when the Swedes have all disappeared that we have to, er, worry. Oops! Seriously... it's more of a problem than is recognised.... but at least most of the farmers get their EU subsidies... whereare you presumably get as a replacement some washed out old has-bean (groan) , right? :) t x

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