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How to Grow Carrots

How to Grow Carrots

Learn how to grow Carrots with our step by step guide. Carrots are one of the easiest vegetables to grow in your vegetable garden. Versatile and hardy and great for eating or feeding to Rabbits and Hamsters.

Carrot varieties and types:

  • Long tapering Carrots –  Scarlet Nantes, Topweight, Touchon
  • Small round Carrots– Early Chantenay, Paris Market
  • Coloured carrots, purple, yellow and white

How to plant Carrots

Choose a well drained position in full sun. Soil must be well dug over prior to sowing of the seeds. The soil needs to be free of stones, clods and anything that will interfere with the roots this ensures long straight looking carrots. It is best to only grow Carrots from seed direct into the vege patch, as they do not transplant well. You may find a small variety in a punnet but not any of the long varieties. Sow in rows monthly from mid spring to early winter. A neat trick is mix carrot seed with radish seed at sowing time. Radish’s grow quicker than carrots, make room for the carrots roots and save on thinning.

Carrot Growing Guide:

Once carrots seedlings are up they are very susceptible to carrot aphids. Watch carefully for these and apply a good organic insect spray. Water regularly throughout the hot months. Thin carrots as they grow to enable larger carrots to grow. If you do not thin your carrots, they will become crowded and susceptible to disease and rot.

Harvesting Carrots

Harvest carrots once reasonable carrots have developed. If you pick the long, tapering carrots as they develop you will have a long harvest season. To pull carrots gently loosen soil with a fork and lift carefully be there tops. Try to stagger where you pick them from so the carrots remaining in the ground have more room to grow.

How to use Carrots

Use carrots either on there own as a vegetable or in salads, stir-fries, soups or casseroles. Carrots will keep for up to 6 weeks in the fridge if washed and dried before storing. They are also great to feed to rabbits and hamsters they will eat the lot just pull them out of the ground and feed away !

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