But why go to the trouble of growing your own carrots when they are cheap and plentiful in our supermarkets?
Well - most gardeners love a challenge for starters! And home grown vegetables are so much tastier than the store-bought variety. Yes, they might have a few bumps and lumps here and there, but the shape perfection demanded by the supermarkets is so wasteful. Any vegetables that don't look 'normal' are discarded by the supermarkets. Seems like discrimination extends right into the vegetable world too! (Why don't they sell these 'ugly' carrots more cheaply?)
Then there's the choice to go organic and use no chemicals at all. You'll know what's in your home-grown, lumpy, bumpy, quirky carrots.
Last, but not least, how about the sheer satisfaction of pulling up your own carrots and knowing that the journey they took to reach your stove was probably less than a couple of minutes?