Deciduous – Sheds Its Leaves Annually
Full Sun – Prefers 6 or more hours of sun per day.
Semi Frost Hardy
Semi Frost Hardy – Is Able to Survive Moderately Low Temperatures.
Moderate Watering – Requires Regular Watering.
Non Indigenous – Exotic to South Africa.
Sow seed directly into beds or rows where they are to mature; sow thinly and cover with about 10mm of soil. Seedlings may take up to three weeks to emerge; take care to keep the soil damp until they do.
Keep well watered, a thin mulch will be beneficial.
Carrots prefer sandy loam soil that has been enriched with organic material for a previous leafy crop. Fresh organic material will cause malformed and forked roots.
Medicinal – Rich in vitamin A, beta carotene, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium, raw carrot daily is good for the liver, the kidneys and the entire digestive tract. It also helps to detoxify the whole body and acts as a tonic to the blood. Also, it has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
|Interesting planting ideas||
Plant near basil, chives, lettuce, onions and peas as they will thrive.
Carrots come in many shapes and sizes. They are adaptable to different climatic conditions and can be grown throughout most of the year.
|Common pests and diseases||
Aphids, cutworm. Leaf blight during prolonged wet weather.
Harvest within three to four months from sowing, or when they reach the desired size.
A 5m-long row should be enough for a family of four. Sow every six weeks in the season.
Carrots come in many shapes and sizes. They are adaptable to different climatic conditions and can be grown throughout most of the year, although sowing in early winter may result in plants going to seed without forming roots.
Synonym: Daucus carota var. carota
Botanical Pronunciation: DAW-kus kuh-ROE-tuh
Daucus carota requirements and features
Requires moderate maintenance.