I dealt with the raised bed yesterday, clearing it out and preparing it for this new season. In it I found my entire carrot crop for 2013:
Not what you may call a roaring success but, you know what, the one mouthful it gave me was delicious and I will try harder next year. It may be tiny but it is so beautifully formed that it makes me want to try again this year.
In a nutshell, I planted my carrots as an afterthought too late in the season and they got rather swamped by the purple sprouting broccoli who stole all of their light, so I gave them up for dead. But here was one fighter.