Carrots are a must-have vegetable in any garden because of their versatility in the kitchen, but also because carrots are so easy to grow! Packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, carrots are an important part of our diet, and so if you already have a garden, you should definitely think of growing carrots! If you don’t have a garden, it’s time to start one now and there is no better vegetable to start off with than carrots! If you’re interested in learning how to grow carrots, keep reading our gardening guide below!
How to Grow Carrots in The Garden
- Choose sandy, well drained-loam for growing carrots. The better quality the soil, the better your carrot will come out!
- Heavy soils may cause the carrots to mature too slowly which can damage the roots.
- Till or dig the area where you’ll be planting your carrots.
- Fertilize the soil with one cup of 10-20-10 for every 10 feet of row you plant.
- Mix the soil and fertilizer before planting.
- Plant carrot seeds in rows that are 1-2 feet apart and plant each seed 1/2 inch deep. Each carrot seed should be spaced 1-2 inches apart.
- Water well after planting.
- Once carrots are 4 inches height, thin them to 2 inches apart. Thereafter, thin the carrots regularly to 4 inches apart.
- If you planted in mid spring, you can start harvesting as early as 50-60 days after planting, depending on how small or big you want your harvest to be.
- For smaller and thinner carrots, harvest earlier.
- For bigger, more mature carrots, leave in longer.
So now that you know how to grow carrots, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!
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