Growing Carrots FAQ: General, Soil, Carrots Care, Carrots Pest Control

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Growing Carrots FAQ

Growing Carrots FAQ
Growing Carrots FAQ

There are more than a hundred varieties of carrots, but typically only 4 groups are used for planting.

The carrots are commonly classified by their root shape. There are mainly 4 varieties

  • Chantenay carrots
  • Danvers carrots.
  • Imperator carrots
  • Nantes carrots

Carrots is considered rich with:

  • Vitamin A: Carrots are rich in beta-carotene
  • Biotin: One of the B-vitamins
  • Vitamin K1
  • Vitamin B6
  • What Carrots need to grow (specially ) ?

You want to use a loose, well-drained soil with a P.H. of 5.5 to 7.5.

Growing carrots do best when the soil has a high-level of potassium. Adding wood ashes to the soil will help accomplish this.

They should be gently pressed into the dirt about a of an inch.

You should plan Carrots spaced apart 1-1/2 foot at the minimum.

The seeds should then be covered with well-rotted compost, and then kept moist until they sprout.

Once they become settled in the soil, a layer of mulch should be added to preserve moisture.

A common pest found on carrots is the carrot fly. It begins life as a maggot, feeding on the outside of the vegetable.

Moles, mice and rabbits can be a problem for your carrots as well.

Use a pest netting to help keep them off your crops.