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March 10, 2010

How to Grow Carrots

Filed under: root veg — Tags: , , — TopVeg @ 11:17 pm

How to grow carrots in the vegetable garden:

fresh-carrots

fresh-carrots

  • carrots like a sunny spot
  • dig soil in autumn & break soil down to fine, crumbly seedbed before sowing
carrot-bed

carrot-bed

  • sow outdoors from March to August – if in  March cover with cloche
  • sow every 3 weeks for a continuous suppy 
  • sow thinly – mix seed with sand to make it easier
  • sow in rows 1.5cm deep with 30cm  between rows
thinning-carrot-row

thinning-carrot-row

  • thin seedlings, when large enough to handle, so 6 cm apart
pulling-carrot-seedlings-out

pulling-carrot-seedlings-out

  • keep well watered
  • pull weeds as they appear
  • pull carrots when they are large enough, as required
nandor-carrot

nandor-carrot

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