Carrots – OK – so the real reason I grow most of my veggies in a raised garden bed is so that I can pull weeds in the evening without spilling my Merlot…. But my second best reason for raised beds is that I can grow nice Carrots! Carrots come in various forms and colors. Most are orange, but recently new colors such as purple and yellow have become very popular. Carrots are loaded with vitamins, especially vitamin A. On top of being good for you, carrots taste good whether cooked or raw. The sweetness of carrots makes them very popular such dishes as muffins, cakes and puddings. Make sure your soil is well cultivated at least to the depth of the anticipated length of your carrot variety or you will end up with short crooked roots. Carrots grow very well in raised gardens, where the soil is well-tilled and rocks are not an issue.