We pulled up our carrots earlier this week. I had done a half-hearted job thinning out the plants back in June, and it kind of showed. None were as big as we got last year. We're trying to stay positive about the whole thing - instead of calling them "small" we're calling them "snack size" :) The kids enjoyed the surprise of pulling up the colored varieties we planted this year. We really didn't know what to expect with those. Oh, and here's an interesting something we learned - the purple carrots are orange on the inside! Who'd have thought?!?