Help! What is wrong with my carrots?! These are my Dutch carrots. The soil they grew in is incredibly fliable so they shouldn’t have had any trouble pushing through. I’ve read that you should keep your carrots on the dry side to encourage them to dig deep for water. Perhaps they were too dry and decided to dig sideways for water?? They taste yummy still but it’s hard to get all the dirt out from their intricate shapes. Straight carrots would be a lot easier!