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carrot Daucus carota

Carrot has been planted 100 times by Growstuff members.


carrot is an annual crop (living and reproducing in a single year or less)

Median lifespan

130 days

First harvest expected

88 days after planting

Last harvest expected

98 days after planting


carrot plantings

Bed 16

carrot harvests


carrot seeds


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What people are saying about carrots

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How to save seeds

Beans, peas and corn: remove husks and allow seeds to dry out – this may take a couple of weeks, then remove casings and store.

Pumpkins and melons: seeds need to be washed and set aside to dry for a week or so before storage.

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.

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Preparing for winter

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.

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todo list

  • Plant more carrot
  • Plant the olive tree out front
  • Get new compost bin going
  • Clear out the tomato plants
  • Get a garden camera working
  • Get irrigator hooked up to home assistant
  • Install the xiaomi miflora in the herbs
  • Growstuff api!
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Some of features id like

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.

I suspect I've got consistently great yields of potato and carrot, but I'd need to more diligently record that to find out.

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.

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Transplant carrots or not?

Do carrot transplant well at all when they are small? I set up some rows of carrot seeds mixed with radish seeds, but I don't know if the carrots will be amenable to transplanting once they sprout. Has anyone done this?

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  • How to grow carrots

    Grown for: root (13) tuber (9) whole plant (2)

    Plant from: seed (70), seedling (10), (6)

    Plant in: sun (62), semi-shade (22), (17)

    Scientific names

    • Daucus carota

    Alternate names

    None known.

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