How to Grow Baby Carrots


Part 1

Preparing to Plant

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    Procure new miniature carrot seeds. The best kind of baby carrots consist of little divas and mega mini carrots (normal size carrots) as well as turnip carrots and broccoli carrots. [2][3]

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    Plant carrots in containers, raised beds, or in your garden. Just be sure you have enough room: you’ll need at least 8 in (20 cm) of depth, 1 in (2.5 cm) between each plant, and 6 in (15 cm) between rows.[4] Planting in containers can help keep critters from getting to your carrots.
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    Plant carrots 2-3 months before the first expected frost. It takes carrots 70-80 days to reach maturity, and they are best harvested just after being touched by frost. In the United States, the first fall frost typically takes place between September and October. For more specific information, see the frost dates by U.S. and Canadian city.[5]
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    Prepare the soil. The soil should be a fine, loamy texture with a mix of nutrients, including lime. Adding compost can also help improve your soil quality, particularly if the compost has earthworm castings.[6]

    • Dig up the area where you intend to plant and loosen the soil up to 8 in (20 cm) deep. Break up the sticky clumps of dirt.
    • Remove as many rocks as possible from the soil, as they may impede the growing process.
    • Remove all weeds from the area before planting your carrot seeds as well and make sure to continue weeding the area as the carrots grow.

 

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