Skip to comments.How to Grow Carrots: 20 Master Gardener Tips
Posted on 02/03/2020 8:55:17 AM PST by orsonwb
20 Master Gardener Tips to grow your best Carrots ever. Includes tips on Soil Preparation, Planting, Fertilizing, Watering, Weed Control, Insects, Diseases, Harvesting and Storing. Includes a detailed listing of State Specific Recommended Varieties and Planting Dates...WATCH THE VIDEO.
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I particularly liked the part where I was informed that the carrot was orange in color.
They’re easier to grow than you think.
I planted a double row early last march with some ‘sale’ seeds from the year before. Promptly forgot them and never weeded them. July or so hubby was going to weed whack that row so I could plant something else and found...carrots. Lots of carrots. Like 15-20lbs of carrots!
My purple carrots weren’t orange. Carrots were originally purple. They created the hybrids we are familiar with...and they say in honor of The Duke of Orange.
Yep. I had already figured that one out on my own. Didn’t know about the purple ones though.
Wow! Easy to grow sounds good to me.
Planted Parisian carrot which are smaller than a golf ball. It was fun....except for the cleaning which I did with a tooth brush. The taste is awesome. I cooked them with butter and a tinge of brown sugar. Or just plain butter works. Ummmmm good!
Do purple carrots turn your skin purple?
Is the Purple People Eater Purple? Or does it eat purple people?
“My purple carrots werent orange. “
What color were they?
The hardest part to growing carrots is keeping animals out that eat them.
If they run into hard pan you get stubby deformed carrots.
In an area that has been gardened for a while the hard pan is about six to eight inches below the surface. If you rotate where you plant the carrots every year and deep dig that area you will end up having deep dug your entire garden in a few years resulting in a better garden with not a bunch of effort.
It’s not hard. But getting that soil light and fluffy enough is pretty important (like most root crops). Fertilizing and watering is the same as other stuff but they don’t like real dense soil. Good luck.
Seeds for purple carrots are readily available. There are a few varieties. A farmer friend told me the story years ago and I found out it was true. Google carrots and images.
Easy to grow....you just have to be patient.
Carrots are easy, youll enjoy it. Carrots were one of the first things I ever planted. I did just about everything hes saying wrong except oddly the companion planting. I didn’t know any better, it was my source that the gave me carrot, lettuce, radish, and onion. The watering wasn’t consistent, the soil was hard clay, I didnt fertilize, only 2-3 hours of direct light per day and heavy shadow the rest, didn’t thin, and I still wound up with a huge amount from little effort.
There is a weekly gardening thread pinglist if you are interested.
No rocks and coarse sand in the soil. Lot’s of sand.
Raised beds (about knee high) deter — but don’t entirely prevent—rabbits & moles.
You can line the bottom & inside the frame with chicken wire to further deter the critters from chewing through.
The best gardening book I’ve found is called The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible by Edward C. Smith. Everything about companion planting, natural pest control, rotation, etc. Promotes the W.O.R.D. method to reduce labor (weeding) while obtaining maximum yields in a smaller area.
Right. Heavy soil makes bad carrots. My grandfather would dig a trench in the rich Iowa soil, put down seeds, and fill the trench with sand.
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