It has taken me 3 years to grow a decent carrot, so was very proud when I pulled this one out of the ground today!
Still got lots of sunny calendula, so harvested some as I was pulling up the plants to clear the beds. I just love the colour and the smell, and the fact it is so wonderful to use on our bodies. I've also wondered whether it has contributed to the carrot harvest, as it was growing amongst the carrots, and does have quite a strong smell, so may well have masked the smell of the carrots, therefore detering carrot fly. I'll try it again next year, and see if I get the same result.
Some of the calendula has gone into olive oil with comfrey root and comfrey leaf to make a healing nappy balm. It's supposed to have St. John's Wort too, but I can never find any of that!