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Carrots

 

How to grow Carrots

Planting Months

Late February - July

Harvest Months

May - October
Carrots

You need to stagger your plants to feed a family of four.So plant a row at a time and you will get carrots over the period. You can then calculate how many carrots you use on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Carrots take 3 and a half to 4 and a half months to grow fully. There are two varieties a spring variety and a late spring variety. If you are planting them early you need to look at the last possible frost dates and protect them with fleece if you are planting before the last frost.

Growing tips

Carrots need a loose soil and need enough depth for the carrots to grow fully. E.g if you want a 6 inch carrot you need at least 6 inches of soil.

Plant them about 3 inches apart in drills. You don't need to plant multiple seeds for carrot otherwise you may develop rootfly. So plant as many carrots as you need. You can plant in succession, so in spring all the way up until around July. Later than this and you have a problem with frost during autumn.

You need to make the soil water retentive so you can either use manure a few months before planting. You can also use compost.

When you harvest make the soil a little wet so they can be pulled out easily. You will usually be able to tell when the carrots are ready by the head of the carrot poking out of the ground.

Maintenance

You can minimise rootfly with a fleece tunnel around 60 cm.

You can water regularly but make sure not to over water. They are hot weather plants and can survive with a little less water.

How to grow Carrots

Carrots

Planting Months

Late February - July

Harvest Months

May - October

You need to stagger your plants to feed a family of four. So plant a row at a time and you will get carrots over the period. You can then calculate how many carrots you use on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

Carrots take 3 and a half to 4 and a half months to grow fully. There are two varieties a spring variety and a late spring variety. If you are planting them early you need to look at the last possible frost dates and protect them with fleece if you are planting before the last frost.

Growing tips

Carrots need a loose soil and need enough depth for the carrots to grow fully. E.g if you want a 6 inch carrot you need at least 6 inches of soil.

Plant them about 3 inches apart in drills. You don't need to plant multiple seeds for carrot otherwise you may develop rootfly. So plant as many carrots as you need. You can plant in succession, so in spring all the way up until around July. Later than this and you have a problem with frost during autumn.

You need to make the soil water retentive so you can either use manure a few months before planting. You can also use compost.

When you harvest make the soil a little wet so they can be pulled out easily. You will usually be able to tell when the carrots are ready by the head of the carrot poking out of the ground.

Maintenance

You can minimise rootfly with a fleece tunnel around 60 cm.

You can water regularly but make sure not to over water. They are hot weather plants and can survive with a little less water.