Growing Carrot

Daucus carota : Apiaceae / the umbelliferae family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
P P             P P P P

(Best months for growing Carrot in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

  • P = Sow seed

January: water well

September: broadcast sow

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 2 - 12 inches apart
  • Harvest in 12-18 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Onions, Leeks, Lettuce, Sage, Peas, Radishes, Tomatoes, Beans, Celery, Rosemary
  • Avoid growing close to: Parsnips, Beetroot, Dill, Brassicas, Fennel

Your comments and tips

17 Nov 21, jusee (Australia - tropical climate)
Can I find tropical carrots varieties seeds that suitable to grow here in Malaysia?
19 Nov 21, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Any common carrot should. It is more about when to plant and soil type.
06 Nov 21, Colin Scott (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have had carrots with for legs and then two by thinning consistently. The last one was single at the top but had multiple small legs at the bottom. How do I stop this?
10 Nov 21, (Australia - temperate climate)
Best to grow carrots in a sandy loam kind of soil. Don't need a lot of nitrogen. Also I wouldn't thin out too much. I don't grow them because they are cheap to buy and take so long to grow.
09 Nov 21, Liz (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Multiple
02 Jul 22, Kelly (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you want to reduce forking of the roots - you must stop digging and tilling and hoeing. No dig beds are your answer and only do compost as your medium to grow. They are light and airy and nutrient dense.
21 Oct 21, John (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Do you have a recipe for use of kerosene on carrots? Thank you
10 Nov 21, Tony Baker (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
diesel or kerosene in a spray bottle will kill any broadleaf weeds and deter carrot fly. Don't go crazy with it though!
17 Nov 21, Graham (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Years ago (it seems forever) living/working on the hydro dams along the Waitaki River in the South Is. we grew carrots... hoed between the rows to control weeds, and after the carrots had produced their first 2 feathery leaves it was just a light spray with kerosene... That did the job!
05 Sep 21, max guthrie (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Hi I have had lots of trouble growing Carrots here near Arrowtown ( so do all our neighbours ) with Black Rot or Carrot fly I have tried Neim Prills and white sugar but we still get it quite badly do you have any tips. Cheers Max.
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