Carrots

Very little rivals the flavor of homegrown carrots. Carrots are a cool season vegetable, but soil temperatures must be at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit (optimal is 80 degree Fahrenheit), and the newly sprouted seeds must not be allowed to dry out. It often takes up to 2 weeks to germinate and must be kept moist. Firm seed beds or a very light mulch of straw or grass clippings will keep moisture around the seed. A fabric row cover will raise soil temperature. Commercial growers wait 7-8 days after sowing and lightly scorch the ground with a gas torch to kill newly sprouted weeds and give the carrots a better chance. Early thinning and weeding are a must. Carrots do better on light, sandy or silty loams and do not require high fertility. They are especially sweet when harvested after a few good frosts. 1/2 oz. per 300 feet. One packet = 2 g. = 1200 seeds, sows 35 feet. CULTURE: Sow seed 1/4-1/2 deep, 3 to 4 seeds per inch in rows 10 inches apart. Avoid overseeding. Thin to 2 inches apart. For deep beds broadcast seeds and thin to 2 inches or lay chicken wire down, using one seed per space. SEASON: Cool season. Beginning in mid-April, sow every 2 weeks until mid-July. MIN. SOIL TEMP: 40 degree Fahrenheit. GERMINATION: 6-14 days. SOIL: Light soils, pH 5.5-6.8. COMPANION PLANT: Peas, lettuce, chives, tomatoes, onions, rosemary, sage. NOT dill. PESTS: WIREWORMS: Control through thoroughly cultivating sod and introducing beneficial nematodes. STORAGE ROT: Cured through crop rotation, storing only sound, unwashed, roots 32-35 degree Fahrenheit in sawdust of sand

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  • Scarlet Nantes Carrot

    Scarlet Nantes Carrot

    Organic
    Heirloom
    • 65 Days
    • Crisp, sweet taste
    Price From: $3.40
  • Early Sugar Snax F1 Carrot

    Early Sugar Snax F1 Carrot

    • Conventional
    • 52 Days
    • Early maturing
    • Sweet flavor
    Price From: $3.39
  • Bolero F1 Carrot

    Bolero F1 Carrot

    • 68 Days
    • Smooth skin
    • Great for juicing!
    Price From: $3.40
  • Danvers Carrot-Organic

    Danvers Carrot-Organic

    Organic
    Heirloom
    • 70 Days
    • Good keeper
    Price From: $3.40
  • Gourmet Carrot Blend-Organic

    Gourmet Carrot Blend-Organic

    Contains a combination of yellow, red and orange carrots.
    Price From: $3.65
  • Dragon Carrot

    Dragon Carrot

    Organic
    • 65 Days
    • Sweet & spicy flavor
    • Purple!
    Price From: $4.20
  • Atomic Red Carrot

    Atomic Red Carrot

    Organic
    New
    • 70 Days
    • Better when cooked
    Price From: $4.20
  • Chantenay Carrot

    Chantenay Carrot

    Organic
    Heirloom
    • 60 Days
    • Good for canning, juicy, and freezing
    Price From: $3.40
  • Cosmic Purple Carrot

    Cosmic Purple Carrot

    Organic
    • 70 Days
    • Sweet & spicy flavor
    Price From: $4.20
  • Yellow Solaris Carrot

    Yellow Solaris Carrot

    Organic
    • 65 Days
    • High in vitamin C
    Price From: $3.97
  • Lunar White Carrot

    Lunar White Carrot

    Organic
    • 60 Days
    • White
    • Sweet flavor
    Price From: $3.62
  • Little Finger Carrot

    Little Finger Carrot

    Organic
    Heirloom
    • 50 Days
    • Early
    Price From: $3.62
  • Oxheart Carrot

    Oxheart Carrot

    Heirloom
    • 72 Days
    • Excellent juicer
    • Stores well
    Price From: $3.40

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