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Carrot Daucus carota

How to sow carrot: Direct Seed, thin to 3cm apart when seedlings are 8cm high

Sun requirement for carrot: Plant in Full Sun

Carrot has been planted 119 times by Growstuff members.

The carrot is a root vegetable. It is usually orange in color, but some cultivars are purple, black, red, white, and yellow. The most commonly eaten part of the plant is the taproot, but the greens are sometimes eaten as well. The leaves appear first, and the taproot grows more slowly beneath the soil. Fast-growing cultivars mature within three months of sowing the seed. Slower-maturing cultivars are harvested four months after sowing.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

19 weeks

First harvest expected

16 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

21 weeks after planting

Height

10cm

Spread

5cm

Row Spacing

5cm

Companions

pineapple tomato peter pepper rainbow carrot

Photos

Carrot crops

Carrot plantings

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Carrot harvests

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Carrot seeds

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Sunniness

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Varieties

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What people are saying about carrots

How to save seeds

by shiny,

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Preparing for winter

by shiny,

I'm going to attempt to grow [potato](crop) over winter. To prepare I'm going to do a full garden bed of [mustard](crop) 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 ...

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todo list

by shiny,

* Plant more [carrot](crop) * Plant the [olive](crop) tree out front * Get new compost bin going * Clear out the [tomato](crop) 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

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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](cro...

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Transplant carrots or not?

by FedericoMenaQuintero,

Do [carrot](crop) 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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by oakandsage,

My [raspberry](crop) are flowering! Anyone whose english [pea](crop) plants yield spherical peas must be a saint. I only get spherical peas if I miss a pod. In the evening I sit out in the garden and eat peas until there is nothing worth eating left on the plant. Then I am done until tomorrow....

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First strawberry!

by neotoma,

I had the first tiny strawberry of the season today! I'm looking forward to many more. Also, I transplanted a lot of seedlings into the community garden today: 2 [cucumber](crop)s, 3 [green bean](crop)s, 2 tongue-of-fire beans, an ornamental [sweet potato](crop), and an [artichoke](crop). I...

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Garden trouble!

by oakandsage,

Something's skeletonizing my [carrot](crop)s and [dill](crop). It did a number on the sweet basil I planted, and is taking out the kale plants one by one. I haven't caught it in the act yet, though I've seen a couple big fat grasshoppers around; they're pretty likely culprits. My [blueberry](...

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