Carrot Tips

Great growing carrots tips and a carrot plant guide to grow the sweetest, best tasting carrots in a garden container, garden and on the farm.

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Growing Carrot Tips

Here are some great growing carrot tips that will help you grow the best tasting carrots.

Grow The Best Tasting Carrots - pH value between 5.5 and 7.5 is the ideal range for growing the best tasting carrots.

How To Make Carrots Sweeter - Adding potassium will make carrots sweeter. A natural source for Potassium is wood ash.

Careful Fertilization - Never work fresh manure into the soil once young carrots begin to form their roots because it encourages forking.

Temperature Is Critically Important - Growing carrots below 68 degrees for a minimum of 65 days will grow carrots that are juicy, tender, with perfect color. Growing carrots above 68 degrees will start to slow growth, particularly if temperatures rise above 85 degrees when carrots stop growing entirely

Master Pollinator - The domesticated honeybee may get all the glory, but when it comes to pollinating and growing carrots, (yes, some carrot varieties need pollination), one tiny alfalfa leafcutter bee can do the job of 20 honeybees, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Carrot Plant Guide

Use this carrot plant quide to stage carrot plantings throughout the season to give you a steady and predictable harvest throughout the year.

Early Spring - Plantings begin in March for harvest in July. Nantes and baby carrots are the best variety for early spring planting.

Late Spring - All varieties are suitable for late spring plantings however, since this is the best time to grow carrots the most popular varieties should be chosen. These include varieties such as long and slender 12-inch Imperator carrots and heirloom yellow and purple carrots.

Careful Fertilization - Never work fresh manure into the soil once young carrots begin to form their roots because it encourages forking.

Mid Summer - Plantings should be done late July or early August – no later than August the 15th for harvests that start in early October.

Forced Cropping - Plantings begin in late winter under the protection of a pot cover and should be ready for harvest in May. The shorter carrot varieties such as Chantenay are best for the method commonly known as forced cropping.

Carrot Tips For Growing The Best Tasting Carrots In A Garden Container

Garden container carrots require at least 2 inch spacing between them to fully form properly. The garden container must be of adequate depth to grow long and slender varieties such as Imperator carrots. Using a Crop Circle for garden containers will help grow great carrots in pots and planters.

Carrot Tips For Growing Garden Carrots

Garden carrots are typically grown in rows, which require regular weeding. Using a Crop Circle for the garden eliminates most of the weeding and uses less space as well.

Carrot Tips For Growing Carrots On The Farm

Farm carrots grown in cultivated rows are susceptible to “root rot” and various other diseases caused by inconsistent irrigation. A Crop Circle for farms eliminates many of these carrot diseases.