We grew a bunch of vegetables in the back yard when I was a kid. I was really excited the year we planted carrots. Carrots were something that I enjoyed eating on a regular basis. Tomatoes and cucumbers and such were mainly for my mom’s salads. Since they grew under the ground I had many fantasies about how amazingly awesome the carrots would be but all we got were tiny shriveled abstractions of a carrot. Like a 3 year old’s crayon drawing come to life.