Ina Garten's 'Ugly' Carrots Have Instagram Cracking Up

Ina Garten is a favorite amongst foodies around the world, many of whom hold the opinion that the loveable 73-year-old is a perfect as perfect can be. Her recipes have earned praise from many of her fellow Food Network stars, including Giada De Laurentiis, who likes to indulge in Garten's chocolate cassis cake on her birthday every year. Yet they're still easy for even the most inexperienced home cooks to replicate. She has shown us that it's okay to use store-bought ingredients and that true love is still alive and well, and that every once in a while, it's okay to pour yourself a massive cosmopolitan at 9 o'clock in the morning (via Insider).

Yes, Garten, to many, is up there with Beyoncé in the realm of flawlessness, though she recently admitted that there is one thing she just can't seem to get right. Taking to her Instagram account on Tuesday, September 21, the Barefoot Contessa revealed that she grows "the worst carrots" along with a snap of her less-than-ideal homegrown veggies that she dubbed "#uglynotgood" (via Instagram).

Fans loved seeing Ina Garten's relatable gardening mishap

As you can see from the above snap, Ina Garten's carrots aren't didn't exactly turn out picture-perfect, yet her followers didn't seem to mind. Along with more than 46,000 likes, her post has also been flooded with comments from friends and fans who appeared to have had a good laugh at the Food Network star's relatable gardening mishap. "But they do have a lot of personality!!!" Garten's former assistant, Lidey Heuck, commented, while another joked that it looked like her carrots were doing yoga. Meanwhile, pal Clinton Kelly said he didn't think Garten grew the carrots at all. "I refuse to believe you do anything imperfectly," the former host of "The Chew" wrote. "These are fake news carrots!"

Carrots appear to be The Barefoot Contessa's only gardening setback, as an Instagram tour that she gave of the garden at her East Hamptons home over the summer showed that everything else planted in the massive grow spot was doing just fine (via Food52). Luckily, several of Garten's followers also seem to have a green thumb and offered her a few tips on how to help her carrots thrive. Considering how well Garten has succeeded in the culinary world with no formal training or restaurant experience (via Showbiz CheatSheet), we're sure it won't be long before she perfects her homegrown carrots too.