Growing Carrots: Beginner’s Guide to Planting and Caring for Carrot Plants

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Did you know that carrots actually were not originally grown for food? Nope, they were considered a medicine before they were ever considered as something to be consumed on a regular basis.

Yes, carrots are  healthy for you.

Now that you have these fun facts, why not try growing some of your own carrots? Today, that is what I’m going to try and help you to do. I’m also going to give you a few recipes to help you utilize them once you’ve managed to grow them.

So let’s get moving—

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Growing Carrots – Plant Info:

  • Hardiness Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Soil: Sandy, loose, PH between 6.0 to 6.8, well-drained
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Planting: 3 to 5 weeks before the last frost date
  • Spacing: 2 to 4 inches between plants
  • Depth: ¼ to ½ inch seed depth
  • Best Companions: Beans, lettuce, sage, rosemary, peas, pepper, onion, radish
  • Worst Companions: Dill, potato, anise, parsley
  • Watering: At least 1 inch per week during dry weather
  • Fertilizing: 5 to 6 weeks after planting if the soil is not rich in organic matter, avoid compost manure
  • Common Problems: Black rot, powdery mildew, alternaria leaf blight,  cercospora leaf blight, cottony rot, downy mildew, bacterial leaf blight, soft rot, cavity spot, damping off, willow-carrot aphid, carrot rust fly, carrot weevil, flea beetle, root-knot nematodes
  • Harvest: After 2 to 3 months, when the roots have reached 0.5 inches in diameter

In This Growing Carrots Guide:

  • Carrot Varieties
  • How to Grow Carrots
  • Common Carrot Problems and the Solution
  • Best Companions for Carrots
  • Worst Companions for Carrots
  • Harvesting and Storing Carrots

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