How To Grow Carrots

Growing your own produce can be very simple and satisfying. However, many do not know where to start. Let Ace’s Garden Experts show you how to grow, plant, and harvest your very own produce!

Preparing Your Soil

When planting carrots, be sure to till your soil finely. The soil should not have rocks, hard clumps, or bark in it. The best way for carrot roots to thrive is by planting your seeds in fine, well-drained soil.

Planting Your Seeds

Til up your soil and create a hole. Mix with fertilizer, while still maintaining a healthy aerated bed. DO NOT PACK SOIL. Plant seeds in a row 1-2 inches apart and a 1/2 inch deep, with each row, roughly 1- 2 feet apart.

Pruning Your Weeds

After 3-4 weeks your carrots will begin to appear. Once they are 4 inches tall, prune the leaves sprung from the main root. This will ensure your carrot grows longer and healthier.

Harvesting Your Crop

You can continually plant carrots every two weeks. To check if your carrots are ready to harvest, gently push your soil back from the carrot to assess the length. If they are over a finger-length long, they are ready!

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