This year, I managed to finally get my carrots to the harvest stage. These are nothing like the poor imitations that inhabit the produce sections of grocery stores. The aroma that emerged when they were being cut or grated in preparation for soups and carrot cake was rich and appetizing in a way I had never experienced before with this vegetable. I think I know why so many kids hate veggies. They've never had them fresh. Grow some carrots in a nice sized container(mine was 15 gallons) and let your kids taste the difference. You may make converts of them yet.