Last spring, my son decided he wanted to grow carrots in our family garden. After weeding them, on occasion, and watering them, on occasion, today was the big harvest day. The biggest of the bunch was 4 inches but I dare say I have never tasted a sweeter carrot.
One quick carrot growing lesson: when you have about a 7 day growing season in New England, it might make sense to start the seeds out in a cold frame. I am truly amazed that our fore bearers did not starve to death in this neck of the woods.