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How to grow Carrots

How to grow Carrots

Carrots are a fun vegie for you or the kids to grow because when the time comes to harvest, it’s like pulling up buried treasure! There are so many different varieties to choose from, including baby, purple, yellow and even round carrots! They can be used in so many ways – eaten crunchy and fresh on their own or mixed into yummy salads or baked until they are tender and delicious.

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  • Position: Full sun
  • Water: Water regularly
  • Soil: Medium rich soil that’s well drained
  • Harvesting: You can start picking some baby carrots as soon as they are big enough to eat and then leave the rest in the ground to harvest gradually over the next few months. This can take 16-20 weeks.
  • When to Grow: All year round depending on your location (check the label)

How to Grow in a Garden

Step 1: Choose a sunny spot in the garden, loosen the soil with a garden fork and dig in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. Ensure you dig around the soil really well and break up any hard pieces - carrots love soft soil, which doesn’t have any hard lumps or stones in it, otherwise the carrots might grow into some weird shapes!

Step 2: Sow seeds around 6mm deep and 50mm apart.  Cover, firm down and moisten.

Step 3: Water regularly to keep soil moist and thin seedlings after 4 weeks – gently pull out weak seedlings, leaving the healthiest in place.

Step 4: Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.

Step 5: Sow successive crops at 4-5 weekly intervals.


How to Grow in a Pot

Not all carrots will be happy in pots, so look for baby and small golf ball varieties.

Step 1:  Choose troughs or containers that are at least 300mm deep and 400-600mm wide and position in a sunny spot.

Step 2:  Fill with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. Sow seed around 6mm deep and 50mm apart.  Cover, firm down and moisten.

Step 3:  Water regularly to keep soil moist and thin seedlings after 4 weeks – gently pull out weak seedlings, leaving the healthiest in place.

Step 4: Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.

Step 5: Sow successive crops at 4-5 weekly intervals.

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