Growing Carrot

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03 Jun 20 Teresa Killeen (Australia - temperate climate)
What kind of ferttiliser do carrots like, if any? Is organic fertiliser okay for them? I sprinkled some around & watered in, but am I damaging the veg doing this?
04 Jun 20 Melinda Schwab (USA - Zone 8a climate)
You need lower Nitrogen to make good root crops so something like this is your go to for carrots, beets, turnips etc. Happy Gardening!
05 Jun 20 Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
We don't have fert mixes like that in Aussie generally. In the USA you seem to be able to buy a lot of 5-5-5, 8-8-8, 10-10-10 or similar. In Aussie we have organic of generally about 4-2-2. Synthetics of around 10-15N, 3-5P, 4-8K. Or if you are a farmer a customised mix.
03 Jun 20 Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
A fertiliser low in N, too much N and you end up growing a lot of leaf. A good idea is to put your fertiliser in the soil a week or so before planting and mix it in/over a few times and watering it each time, this allows the micro- organisms in the soil to convert it into usable nutrient. Check the N P K of the fert. Some organics are real low say 1.8%N, rooster booster is about 4%N. A handful or two of that spread over a square metre. All depends what the soil was like before you started.
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