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Ashleigh Smith

Mar 21
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Carrots For Your Spring Garden

Carrots are one of the most common vegetables to grow. This is likely because they are so easy to grow. It is really as simple as plopping them in the soil, watering, and digging them up. The best thing about growing carrots is they can be planted as soon as the soil is workable. 

Carrots are a root vegetable which means they love the cool weather. They can even endure freezing temperatures because the soil maintains warmer temperatures than the air. For fresh carrots throughout the growing season, plant in succession. This means that a crop is sown at various times creating a continual harvest. 

This season try growing some different varieties. Carrots literally come in different shapes, sizes, and colors. Their shapes include Nantes, Danvers, Chantenay, and Imperator.

Nantes type carrots are commonly referred to as baby carrots, they have an elongated but round shape. Danvers also have an elongated round shape, but with a traditional point. Chantenay looks like rounded bulbs. An imperator is the traditional shape of long, conical carrots. 

Get a start on your spring garden with a variety of carrots for fresh salads, soups, and snacks. Start now for a crop in as little as 55 days. You can even get adventurous with our Rainbow Blend or Atomic Red varieties.

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I'm Ashleigh Smith, a native to Northern Utah. I first gained a love of gardening with my grandmother as I helped her each summer. I decided to make a career of it and have recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture from Brigham Young University - Idaho. My studies have focused on plant production while I also have experience in Nursery & Garden Center Operations.



If your soil is poor I would recommend raised beds or containers for carrots. You can create whatever type of soil you need by adding leaf compost, soil, sand, manure, and perlite. Looser soil grows big root veggies. You can probably get a higher yield from several containers with good soil than one large traditional area with poor and rocky soil. Same for potatoes.

Marlene Bradley

living in oklahoma, our soil is a mix of sand and clay. I have a hard time growing carrots. Not sure if its the weather or just bad soil. what would you suggest/

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