The carrot thinnings yesterday actually produced some carrots big enough to cook!
The colors aren't really coming through all that well in these photos. The short fat orange carrots are "Scarlet Nantes". The seeds for those were sowed a month earlier than the others. There's also "Atomic Red", which looks orange in the photos. You can tell the Atomics from the Nantes because they are thinner and longer. The red carrots are actually "Cosmic Purples". They seem to be the most quick to size up. There's one skinny little "Lunar White" on top. The whites are the slowest to size up the roots. The other pale carrots are "Amarillo Yellow" (isn't that name redundant?). And that's one stalk of green garlic that I was going to chop up and cook with the carrots, which I didn't get around to so I'm cooking them up tonight.
As I was pulling up the Nantes carrots I found that the ants are farming a bunch of aphids right at the crowns of the carrots. That's a spot that the beneficials aren't going to find so I'm going to have to do something about that mess.