Carrot

Vegetables

Summary

Carrots are an edible, biennial herb in the family Apiaceae grown for its edible root. The carrot plant produces a rosette of 8–12 leaves above ground and a fleshy conical taproot below ground.

Additional Info

The carrot plant can be annual or biennial and may also be referred to as wild carrot. The plant is believed to have originated in Europe or the Western Mediterranean.

Varieties

Amish Prime, Harlequin Mix


Details

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Exposure
  • Full Sun
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Uses
  • Vegetable Garden
Features
  • Edible Fruit/Foliage
Sub-Categories
  • Vegetables
Growing Tips

Carrots are cool-season crops which can be planted in early Spring and left in the ground all summer for harvest in the fall. Carrots grow best in a well-draining, loose, sandy soil which is free of large rocks and has a pH between 5.5 and 7.0. They require full sun for optimum development but will tolerate some very light shade.

Watering

Carrots benefit from a plentiful moisture supply and should be provided with 1 in of water each week.
Water your carrots with at least 1 inch of water every week. Mulching will help conserve water and keep the soil cool.

Fertilizing

If your soil is not rich in organic matter, supplemental feeding will be necessary about two weeks after the carrot tops emerge. Any good vegetable fertilizer will do. Because they are grown for their roots, don't go overboard with nitrogen fertilizer, which mostly aids foliage growth


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