Carrots
Carrots
Carrots
Carrots

Carrots

Regular price
$1.00 CAD
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Description


Curated for container and raised bed gardening, each seed pack represents 1 square foot of garden space - Perfect for planning your LifeSpace Garden.

Carrots are a great addition to your container garden as they will grow quicker than if they were in a traditional garden plot. They are one of the most satisfying veggies to grow. at harvest time you never know what you'll pull up, might be a whopper!

Seeds per Pack: 32-36 | Spacing per square foot: 16

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Spacing

Plant 16 seeds per square foot

Sun Exposure

Carrots need 6-8 hours of sunlight

Start Indoors

N/A

Transplan Outside

N/A

Direct Seed

Mar, April, May, June, July, Aug

Harvest

April, May, June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

how do i grow carrots?

When the threat of hard frost has passed, sow your first crop of carrots into your container.

Plant your seeds about 1/4" deep and at a spacing of 16 per square-foot. If you drop a few extra seeds, don't worry! When the extra seeds germinate, you will need to thin them to the appropriate square foot spacing so the others have enough room to keep growing. Root vegetables are very sensitive to overcrowding! Thin all the other seedlings out except the strongest one, it has the best chance of surviving

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harvesting

As soon as your carrots have developed full colour and reach the desired size, they are ready to eat. Dig them up with a garden fork or simply pull them when the soil is moist by pulling firmly on the greens. Make sure to harvest your fall crops before the ground freezes, or be prepared for some hard work. Carrots can be harvested while they are still young for baby carrots.

Helpful Tips and Tricks

For a late harvest, cover your container in mulch to keep if from freezing too quickly and to protect your carrots from precipitation and wind.  

You can overwinter some carrots, plant early enough to make sure they are a decent size by Halloween. They will lay dormant in the ground, ready for harvest when you want them!

Nutrition

1 cup: Vitamin A (428%), Vitamin K (21%), Vitamin C (13%), Vitamin B6 (9%), Potassium (12%)

Preparing and using

Once you’ve harvested your carrots scrub them with a vegetable brush but avoid peeling them as most of the vitamins and nutrients are in their skin

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