Carrot Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Plant Type:
Typical Season:
Cool season
Typical Zones Grown In:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growing Difficulty:

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Direct Sow
When to Direct Sow:
April, May, June, July, August
When to Start Indoors:
Sprouting Time:
14-21 days
Soil Temperature (C):
5mm (¼”) deep
Spacing (cm):
4 seeds per 2cm (1″). It is very important to thin carrots in order to allow them room to grow, and so they don’t compete for available nutrients, moisture, and light.
Row Spacing (cm):
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
75-110 days
When To Harvest:
July, August, September, October, November, December
How to Harvest:
All carrots can be harvested immature as baby roots, which tend to be crunchy but tender, and quite sweet. They can also be left to reach their full size, shape, and colour, of course.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Edible Parts:
Leaves and root (carrot)
Potential Health Benefits:
Eye Health, Cancer-Fighting , Heart Health

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Bean, Broccoli, Kale, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Brussel Sprouts, Chive, Leek, Lettuce, Onion , Pea, Pepper, Radish, Rosemary, Sage, Tomato
What Plants to Avoid:
Dill, Parsnip, Potato
Common Pests:
Carrot Rust Fly, Wireworms
Common Disease:
Bonus Grow Tips:
Carrots will become misshapen, but still edible if they hit anything hard as they grow down into the soil.

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