Carrots are a wonderful crop to grow, when done correctly. We direct seed our carrots into permanent raised beds, which is broad forked by hand and roto-tilled with a walk behind tractor. We rake out any rocks or debris while leveling the bed to make sure our direct seeder has the optimum surface to plant the seeds to the correct depth. By using hand tools and light weight machines we are providing the least amount of compaction to the soil which provides a good growing environment. Thinning the carrots is done while we harvest. Above is our mixed color baby carrots, the first harvest for this bed. Next week the carrots will be larger because we thinned them out by harvesting. Carrots take a lot of care, but are worth the effort.