Carrot Growing Guide

Carrot

Crop Rotation Group

Umbelliferae (Carrot and root family) 

Soil

Light, deep, well-drained soil which has not had compost or manure added recently (to avoid forked roots forming.)

Position

Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

Light frost tolerant.

Feeding

Not required.

Companions

Chives, Potatoes, Leek, Lettuce, Rosemary, Sage, Tomato, Onion, Onions, Salsify, Cabbage, Peas and Mangetout.

Spacing

Single Plants: 10cm (3") each way (minimum)
Rows: 10cm (3") with 15cm (5") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into soil under cloches from late winter or without protection from mid spring.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Slugs love young carrot seedlings so protect early started plants. Thin out when the seedlings are large enough to handle if they are too close (best done in damp evenings to prevent carrot fly). Cover with mesh or fleece to deter carrot fly. Weed carefully during early stages.

Harvesting

Can be harvested over a long period, although if left in ground over winter they may split attracting slugs.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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