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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Carrots love spring weather

Carrots are a crop that is needed steadily through out the year. Carrots can grow all growing season with the cooler ends both spring and fall being the favorite. Most carrots are grown from seed and take between two and four months to mature. Carrots are also resistant to pests and diseases. Frost is tolerated by the carrot plant as well. Perhaps the only challenge to growing carrots is having the correct soil type.

Carrot seeds should be planted 3 to 5 weeks before the last spring frost. After that you can plant additional sees every 3 weeks or so. The seeds should be planted 3 to 4 inches apart in rows that are at least a foot apart. It takes a while before any sign of growth is occurring, normally 3 or more weeks. Soil should be kept moist, not wet or dry. Full sunlight is desired but a small amount of shade should be tolerated. It takes about 2 months to reach full harvest

Carrots can be stored by twisting off the tops, scrub off the dirt using cold running water, let dry and seal in airtight plastic bags in fridge. Simply putting fresh carrots in fridge will have them limp within hours.

Did you know:
Did you know that you can leave carrots in the ground where they will flower and produce seeds for second year.
Did you know that carrots have many health benefits??
Did you know carrots are as good for our dogs as they are for us.

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1 comment:

  1. Traditionally, A winter crop but now available through out the year.


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