Instead of forming distinct shapes, the carrots are sprouting in all different directions, resembling gourds more than edible vegetables. We can only assume the carrots are the colored variety (or so we hope), since the hues range from a dark greenish yellow to radiant orange.
Garten captioned the post, “What am I doing wrong?? I grow the worst carrots!! #uglynotgood.” A for effort?
Fans immediately flooded the comments section with advice, comic relief and words of disbelief. One person wrote, “It’s usually when you have stoney or hard ground they fork… They like sandy soil,” while another added, “Planting too close together.”
Another person compared the carrots to Harry Potter, writing, “Haha these look like mandrakes from Hogwarts. They’re cute!!!” One follower refused to believe that Garten is behind the failed carrots: “Ina Garten, I refuse to believe you do anything imperfectly. These are fake news carrots!”
On the bright side, we now have something in common with Garten: ugly homegrown produce.
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