Carrots

Carrots

Daucus carota ssp. sativus

Plant family

Doldenblütler (Apiaceae) (Apiaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Wet

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Light germinator

Seeding distance

3 cm

Row spacing

30 cm

Seeding depth

0.5 cm

Instructions

End of March

Sowing

End of March

Weeding

Every week

Description

The classic among the root vegetables: the carrot. The beet is the storage organ of the plant and varies in shape and color (yellow, orange to purple) depending on the variety. In the second year, the carrot shoots and forms an inflorescence. Then the root withers and is no longer edible.

Origin:

North Africa, Europe and Western Asia

Growing tips

Carrots prefer deep, loose soil with a high humus content and good nutrient supply. Sowing of early and summer carrots should be done as early as possible from mid-February, as germination takes up to 45 days at 5°C. The seedlings grow very slowly and need a lot of attention in the beginning so that they are not overgrown by weeds. It is a good idea to sow one row of radishes next to each row of carrots as a marker seed. After germination, the seedlings should be thinned out.

Diseases

Carrot Black Rot

Pests

Carrot Fly

Root Knot Nematode