Carrots - Cultivation
Carrots are a cool weathered plant that thrives in sunny locations and grows best in loose, rich, and deep sandy loam soil mixed with organic materials. They need to be watered regularly to keep the well-draining soil moist, and mulching will also help keep the soil cool and protect the shoulders of the Carrots from turning bitter and green from sun damage. As Carrots begin to mature, they will need to be thinned and the weeds removed to create space for the roots to expand and grow fully. Carrots should be planted 2-3 weeks before the last frost in the spring and are harvested 2-3 months after planting. They can also be planted in the fall for a second crop in sub-tropic regions. Once Carrots are harvested, their tops should immediately be removed as they will continue to draw nutrients and moisture out of the root.