Growing Carrot

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    P P P P P          

(Best months for growing Carrot in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 2 - 12 inches apart
  • Harvest in 12-18 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Onions, Leeks, Lettuce, Sage, Peas, Radishes, Tomatoes, Beans, Celery, Rosemary
  • Avoid growing close to: Parsnips, Beetroot, Dill, Brassicas, Fennel

Your comments and tips

27 Aug 21, Pete (Australia - temperate climate)
I have planted a row of carrots and they are too close togther. . Is it feasible to transplant the thinnings. Cheers Pete
01 Sep 21, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you transplant them - cover them with shade cloth or something similar for the first week.
20 Aug 21, Eden (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Great tips. This is really a piece of helpful information.
19 Dec 20, Bill Howe (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, Advice please for the best carrot varieties to sow in Bendigo over summer?
21 Dec 20, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
It really comes down to what kind of carrots you would like to grow and eat. Long, thin, short, fat, orange, purple etc. Depending on your weather maybe better to wait until cools a bit. From the notes it likes cool soil - like 40 degree days in summer will nearly fry them.
22 Dec 20, Bill Howe (Australia - temperate climate)
I'm interested in which ones grow best in Bendigo in summer, a hot temperate region.
01 Dec 20, Reba Cummings (USA - Zone 8b climate)
If covered with agribon frost cover or pv now (Dec. 1), could I sow carrots ? We have had 2 frosts?
03 Dec 20, Anonymous (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I suggest you go by the planting guide for your climate zone.
17 Aug 20, Fran (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Will it be too late to sow these in early September?
31 Jul 20, Richard Allan (Australia - temperate climate)
If sowing when it is hot, cover with hession or a couple of layers of old shadecloth. The idea is to keep the soil moist and not let it dry out at all
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