By Jennifer Poindexter Carrots are an easy-to-grow vegetable that provide a great deal of color and flavor to your meals. Have you considered adding different varieties of this vegetable to your garden? If not, now may be the time to reconsider. There are a few general … [Read more...]
What’s the best fertilizer for carrots?
QUESTION: What’s the best fertilizer for carrots? I'd like to grow some bigger carrots this year. - Patricia F GARDENING CHANNEL REPLIES: The best fertilizer for carrots is one that’s lower in nitrogen and higher in potassium and phosphate. And you’re in luck, because … [Read more...]
How Long Does It Take to Grow Carrots From Seeds?
QUESTION: I’d like to grow my own carrots this year, and I’d like to know when to start expecting a harvest. How long will it take me to grow my own carrots? ANSWER: Most carrots take between 50 and 80 days to mature, counting from the date the seed was planted. Some can take … [Read more...]
Can you grow baby carrots?
QUESTION: I want to grow baby carrots in my garden. Is this possible? ANSWER: While you can harvest regular carrots at baby size or grow miniature carrots, you can’t grow baby carrots like you’re used to bringing home with the groceries. The baby carrots you buy at the store … [Read more...]
How Do You Prepare Soil For Carrots?
Question: My garden soil seems rocky. How do you prepare soil for carrots? -Kenny L. Answer: Using the proper soil medium when growing carrots is essential, as carrots need a loose, light soil with no soil clumps, rocks, or plant debris to block their root growth. Carrots … [Read more...]
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