Clare pulled our first home-grown carrot this evening. As you can see, it was a little early - but we couldn't tell that from the top. Its two roots spiralled around each other, one ending bluntly and the other extending into a long tail.
That first carrot became part of my evening meal - grated with several potatoes and some thyme, then fried in olive oil, then topped with grated mature Cheddar and grilled. Next time I'll use vegetable oil, as the flavour of the olive oil overpowered the other flavours.