This is the girthiest carrot I've ever seen. And I grew it! Well, sort of.
While I was visiting my mom in Southern California during Mother's Day weekend, I sowed some carrot seeds in her side yard. So I can take credit for starting them, but not much else. Fast forward three months, and I'm back in CA this weekend with a chance to check on *my* vegetables again. And holy carrot, this is one girthy carrot!
These seeds came from the exact same envelope of Burpee's Short 'n Sweet carrots that I sowed in my Indiana garden. My first Indiana carrots made their debut two weeks ago, with carrots the size of matchsticks. I don't know why these carrots are growing so well in California, but not in Indiana. Maybe they like the unusually cool CA summer this year (with highs around 70s so far this summer), compared to the hot 90+ F summer we've been having in Indiana?