My garden is a mystery to me at times and I'm just learning more and more about the soil. I didn't turn over the soil very well where I planted the carrots and underneath is hard packed clay. It turns out that the carrots cannot grow down into the tough layer. Instead, they twist every which way in a desperate attempt to keep growing.
Only the top part of the carrots show any semblance of straightness. The rest look like modern sculpture or a puzzle.
I won't be putting these back together anytime soon!