When I was 3, I learned how to pull up a carrot from the garden.
We lived on top of a big hill in Oregon that was covered in pine trees and green fields. We could see Mt. Hood, the Willamette river, and all the Portland bridges outside our kitchen window. There was a huge backyard that wrapped around our house and a giant cherry tree right in the middle. But by the steps out by the porch we had a little vegetable garden. I tried to yank up a few carrots by the green stems, but that only worked about half the time. Sometimes I ended up with an orange carrot covered in dirt and the other times I ended up in the dirt with a fist full of pale green leaves. [end-story]
If you don't have a piping bag and tip to make the carrot, use a zip lock bag and snip the corner off and use it like a piping bag!