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

20 Jul 19, (Australia - temperate climate)
What’s the best way to store carrots.
22 Jul 19, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
In the fridge. Don't plant so many next time. Try some succession planting next time.
07 Jul 19, Dianne (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Don't forget to make use of carrot leaves and stems as well as a tasty salad green, but be sure not to leave them on the plant too long as they get a bit stringy.
13 May 19, Willem Pretorius (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I planted Carrots in a container with pretty deep soil but I get these very short carrots that is purple on the outside.
13 May 19, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Check which variety of carrot you planted. Some do have a purple skin and some are short. Check here https://www.grow-it-organically.com/carrot-varieties.html
14 Apr 19, Rob (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Do carrots need a lot of sun
09 May 19, (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Looks like NZ cool/mountain climate zone doesn't work for carrots. Try the aussie cool zone for carrots. Plants need sunlight 6-8 hours generally.
17 Apr 21, Michael (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I find that difficult to believe given that all of the commercial carrot growing in the North Island is done in the volcanic plateau around Ohakune and Rataehi.
09 Apr 19, Rae Rakute (Australia - tropical climate)
Carrots are good to grow throughout Summer , Autumn , Spring.
02 Feb 19, Anne (New Zealand - temperate climate)
can i still grow carrot seeds now early February thanks
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my first crop of carrots were short and stumpy - tasted good but not as i expected. i then tried Dutch carrots and so far they are also short and stumpy - i planted them after cabbage as i read this was good for carrots. I look forward to any suggestions Thankyou

- Jackie McCormack

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