When to plant carrots

Carrot seed planting time. When planting carrot seeds, it is necessary to remember its features: it is cold resistant. That is why carrots are commonly planted in early terms. It is also worth considering that from the moment of planting to the harvesting of the ripe crop it takes about 3 months. Thus planted seeds in early May will delight you with harvest by September. If you want to enjoy fresh carrots closer to the winter period, transfer the planting to early autumn.

Preparation of carrot seeds. This stage is very important when growing carrots. Its seeds germinate slowly enough, so it is recommended to prepare them before planting. There are different ways.

For example, just before planting, carrot seeds can be held in warm water for 3-5 minutes. Then rinse in cool water. Also, pre-bought carrot seeds can be wrapped in cotton fabric, pre-moistening it in water. After that, the convolution should be carefully removed in the refrigerating chamber for 2-3 days. Thus, carrot seeds are ripe for planting and will please you with sprouts much earlier.

Features planting carrots. Choose a place under planting, given that carrots are light-loving culture. Typically, in shaded areas root crops grow untasty and thin. Before sowing seeds, do not forget to put mineral fertilizers in the soil and grinding, having previously blasted the ground well. Plant carrots should be ribbons at a distance of 40-50 cm, in six lines (between them 4-5 cm). Seeds are made to a depth of 0.5-1 cm. Then it is necessary to splash the crops with a small amount of warm water. Above, the ground is covered with film (at a distance of 5-6 cm) until the appearance of the first sprouts. Timely watering, weeding and fertilizing will provide you with an excellent crop.

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