Well that didn't work out as expected.
My blogging philosophy is that I share my failures along with the triumphs. And this summer's attempt at growing carrots definitely failed. As my first veggie-growing venture, I knew the season would be about experimenting and learning, and I knew some plants would fall ... short ... of expectations.
I planted the carrots exactly as instructed on the seed packet. Their above-ground greens sprouted tall and thick, promising a bounty below. But each carrot we pulled was short, puny and extremely bitter. We kept giving them more time underground, with the same results.
What happened? I'm not sure. Stay tuned next summer when we try again!