Purple dragon carrot Slice it, shred it, love it. This gloriously sweet carrot is the richest, most intense purple. We love to make a cool summer carrot salad of yellow, orange and purple varieties, delicious and a treat for the eyes. Carrot aficionados (and who isn't) will delight in this unique, yet tasty, variety with its purple skin and light yellow core. burpee.com
Parisian Carrots (55 days)...A great little round carrot that is a nineteenth-century French heirloom. It "excels in clay or rocky soil where other carrots have problems developing properly". They say it works great for containers.
In case you're wondering what to plant in your garden next year, here is a cool chart with lots of companion planting tips! Too bad raspberries aren't on here, but they did really well this year with my tomatoes and cucumbers.
Use toilet paper rolls to start your plants Carrots are simple to sprout in any container deep enough to accommodate the roots. Starting carrot seeds indoors is an easy way to protect seedlings and get a head start on spring planting.