Add to PageAsk a Question

How to Plant Carrots

Category Planting
Carrots are a relatively easy to grow garden veggie. Planting and thinning are important steps in ensuring a good crop. This is a page about how to plant carrots.
Advertisement

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

March 16, 2011

Question:

Where is a garden should carrots be planted?

Hardiness Zone: 11

Penny

Answer:

Penny,

Carrots, like most other roots crops, like deep, loose soil that retains moisture, but drains well.

Carrots are highly sensitive to compacted soils, shallow soils and soils that are cloddy and or contain a lot of rocks. They will sometimes develop forks in response to encountering hard, heavy soils or rocks while growing. For this reason, it's best to plant them in an area of the garden that has loose soil and sees less foot traffic.

Areas immediately next to walking paths or near garden boarders tend to have more compact soil. You can easily get around poor soil problems by growing carrots in raised beds or in containers that are at least 12 inches deep.

Advertisement

Carrots do appreciate nutrient-rich soil, but fresh manure also causes roots to fork, so make sure to add well-rotted manure or finished compost to the soil several weeks before planting.

Carrots can be side-dressed with compost again mid-season. Make sure to rotate crops.

Carrots should not be grown in the same location in the garden more than once every three years. This reduces incidents of carrot rust flies and bacterial soft rot.

Ellen

Also See:

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

When planting your carrots, make a nice build up of soil into a ridge. Go down the ridge with a hoe making a little row all the way down in the middle, then pour some fine sand in the ridge. Now plant your carrot seed in there according to the directions on the seed package. When the carrots come peeping out of the ground and get big enough to eat, take out every other one and put them in the refrigerator or eat . This will give the other carrots space to grow.

Advertisement

By mamacrafter from TN

Answer this Question...
In This Page
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening PlantingAugust 15, 2017
Pages
More
🌻
Gardening
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2019 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2019/10/01 15:10:56 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!