Photo: Danver's Half Long Carrot
It is difficult to tell whether carrots are ready for picking by just looking at their leafy, green tops. To avoid accidentally pulling up carrots prematurely, try this tip. Pull the soil away from the base of the stem until you expose the top of the carrot root. See Photo Above. Generally, if the top of the carrot root is as thick as an adult carrot, it is ready to be harvested.