Growing Carrots

by Amy Gordon
(last updated December 16, 2016)

Carrots are a nutritious snack that is easy to grab. Most kids love eating carrots, especially if they watch cartoons like "Bugs Bunny." What makes carrots even better is growing them yourself, especially since you will know that they are both natural and fresh. Growing carrots is not always easy, however, so here are a couple of tips for getting those carrots to grow perfectly.

The first thing that you need to do is mix a packet of carrot seeds with a cup of unused ground coffee. While this may seem like a strange thing to do, it is actually a very helpful tip. Not only does the extra bulk of the coffee make the tiny seeds easier to sow, but the coffee aroma helps to repel root maggots and other pests, too.

Another good tip before you plant your carrot seeds is to add a few radish seeds to the blend. While the carrots may take three weeks to sprout, the radishes will be up in a matter of days to mark the rows. This makes everything a little easier because then when it is time for you to harvest the radishes, you will be thinning the carrot seedlings and cultivating the soil at the same time.

When you are sowing the seeds, the best way to plant them is to drop a little bit of the mixture about every inch into a hole that is about three-quarter inches deep. It is better to sow the seeds father apart, that way you do not have to thin out the growing carrots later. The best soil to grow carrots in is something soft with few rocks, because otherwise the carrots will grow crooked and forked.

Using these few tips will make the planting process much easier, and soon you will be able to enjoy nice, healthy carrots that have come from your own garden.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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