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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 104 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

15 weeks after planting

Last harvest expected

23 weeks after planting

Height

10cm

Spread

5cm

Row Spacing

5cm

Companions

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Photos

Carrot crops

Carrot plantings

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Carrot harvests

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Carrot seeds

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Varieties

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