How to plan carrot seeds

How to plan carrot seeds

How to plan carrot seeds

Carrots have varied shapes, sizes, and colors, including orange, yellow, pink, red and purple. They are rich in vitamin A, fiber, and alpha and beta carotenes. Their green, fern-like foliage is both edible and lovely. For all these reasons, carrots make attractive culinary houseplants.

Planting carrot seeds indoors​

​1. Preparation

  • Select your carrot variety. Smaller varieties typically adapt to container growing better than standard-length varieties.
  • Choose a deep enough container. (at least one foot -30.48 cm, deep or more)
  • Clean your container.
  • Opt for a loose, well-draining potting media.

2. Planting

  • Fill your container with the planting medium. Leave one inch (25 millimeters) of empty space between the top of the media and the rim of the container.
  • Mix fertilizer into the soil, if desired.
  • Dig small holes in the planting medium. The holes should be about half an inch (13 millimeters) deep and spaced approximately three inches (76 millimeters) apart.
  • Drop two or three carrot seeds into each hole.
  • Fill the holes in with your planting medium.
  • Thoroughly water the seeds.Place your pot in a location that receives partial sun and partial shade.

2. Care

  • Keep the medium wet.
  • Feed your carrots with fertilizer once a week to encourage growth.
  • Thin your carrots out once the germinated greens have reached a height of one inch (25 millimeters).
  • Add planting medium around any greens that seem bent.
  • Cover the roots with additional planting medium if they begin to peek through.
  • Spray your plants with wettable sulfur or another anti-fungal spray if mildew or other fungi forms.

​Planting carrot seeds outdoors

1. Planting

  • Make sure your soil is free of stones. Carrots need deeply tilled soil that they can push through.
  • Have you ever seen a carrot that has grown “legs” or forked? Fresh manure, or even recently applied rotted manure, can cause carrots to fork and send out little side roots. Don’t use it before you plant your seeds.
  • Plant your carrots in rows that are 1 to 2 feet apart is the best way how to grow carrots. Seeds should be planted about a ½ inch deep and 1 to 2 inches apart.

2. Care​

  • Plant your carrots in rows that are 1 to 2 feet apart is the best way how to grow carrots. Seeds should be planted about a ½ inch deep and 1 to 2 inches apart.
  • Soil should be well drained and loose to prevent forking and stunting of the root growth.
  • Once plants are an inch tall, thin so they stand 3 inches apart. Snip them with scissors instead of pulling them out to prevent damage to the roots of remaining plants.
  • Water at least one inch per week.
  • Weed diligently.
  • Fertilize 5-6 weeks after sowing.

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