Yesterday I harvested my first carrots of the year. They were from the container on the left in the picture above - the ones with the least luxuriant foliage - so I was surprised how big they are:
These carrots are of the variety "Mignon", which has been specially bred to produce small roots. Actually they are a lot fatter than I had expected. The other miniature varieties I have grown normally go longer and thinner.
I am pleasantly surprised too by the absence of Carrot Root Fly damage. No sign of it at all, which is a relief, considering that I have given them no protection whatsoever apart from elevation above ground level. I had intended to cover them with some Enviromesh supported by stiff wire hoops, but somehow I never got round to it.
Well, I'm really pleased with these. As is normal for me, not a big quantity, but good quality. And home-grown carrots fresh from the soil are so much tastier than ones that have been hanging around in a shop for weeks on end!