An elderly lady who used to have a vegetable garden once told me that carrots are not worth the bother. I admit that sowing carrots seeds which are very small and light, almost like a grounded rice hull, is not the easiest task. Then there's that labor intensive thinning of the seedlings. After that though, carrots are relatively easy. I almost leave them alone. Maybe pull some weeds around them once in a while. Pests don't bother them as much. Once the leaves flourished, they are beautiful. Then mid-summer to early fall, you are rewarded with wonderful and nutritious harvest. I know carrots in the grocery are cheap but I think homegrown carrots are sweeter and more flavorful. Definitely worth it!
These are my first harvest for the season. I planted two 3 feet x 12 feet beds , so I have more to come. Most of these will be used for Benji's food. He loves carrots.