carrot Daucus carota
Carrot has been planted 95 times by Growstuff members.
carrot is an annual crop (living and reproducing in a single year or less)
Median lifespan124 days
First harvest expected80 days after planting
Last harvest expected74 days after planting
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What people are saying about carrots
Lettuce, celery, parsnip, rocket, carrots, leeks, onions and radicchio: allow plants to set seed (tall stems of flowers will eventually appear), pick once the seed heads are brown and crisp sounding. Hang upside down in plastic bags for a week or so, rustle the remaining seeds out of the stems and store.
Cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, chillies and capsicums: scoop out flesh and wash through a sieve. Lay the seeds on a paper towel and place somewhere warm and dry for a week or two before storing. Be careful with chilli seeds as they can sting, so avoid touching your eyes after touching the seeds. Once completely dry, cut the paper towel into small pieces and store seeds on the towel in an envelope.
I'm going to attempt to grow potato over winter. To prepare I'm going to do a full garden bed of mustard and then dig the greens into the soil. Add compost and blood and bone. I've never attempted potato over winter. It can get very wet here, and in August it drops below 0C for a few weeks. Also on the list to plant is parsnip and carrot.
I like to automate the calculations, analysis, and plain old remembering what has happened in the garden.
Some of the challenges in my garden is knowing when it's too late to planting something, if it will cope with the weather conditions here, and working out what is killing the tomato. The broccoli went into the on seed, I think because it was planted too early.
Remembering what I planted where, to properly crop rotate, would be useful.
I've mostly been a summer gardener, so knowing what to plant for successful winter gardening would be great.
How to grow carrots
Plant from: seed (65), seedling (10), (5)
Plant in: sun (57), semi-shade (22), (16)
- Daucus carota
See who's planted carrots
- carrot planting in Aro Valley by shiny
- carrot planting in Vege garden plot 1 by shiny
carrot planting in 1 tahi by Kahurangi
unknown location28 days ago.
- FedericoMenaQuintero harvested 4.
tegan harvested 5, weighing 10 oz.
unknown locationover 2 years ago.
- shiny harvested 1.