I'm pretty sure this is not what a carrot is supposed to look like:
Therefore, I totally get it if I'm fired as the family vegetable gardener. It's a tough economy. We have to expect some cuts. There's no free ride. No golden parachute. Face it, I suck. Probably if I had picked my carrots (that were planted in June), oh, a little bit sooner than November, they might not have gotten so fat.
I will say that the neighbor's chickens thought they were delicious, even though they looked like turnips that had taken a turn in a tanning bed. The chickens didn't even mind the mud.
I've been reading some gardening advice columns. This is typically the time to regroup and plan what you would do differently next year. I think I will give up entirely on veggies (as our CSA provides more than enough, and grows a heck of a lot yummier stuff than me). I will stick to berries. They are the only thing I can grow that don't constitute a firable offense.
Any gardening lessons learned from your neck of the woods to share?