Growing Instructions for Carrots
Season: Cool-season crop, early spring or fall.
Soil: Well-draining, loose soil, pH 6.0-6.8.
Planting: Direct sow seeds ¼-½ inch deep, 2-4 inches apart in rows 12-18 inches apart.
Watering: Keep soil evenly moist during germination and root development.
Sunlight: Full sun, but can tolerate light shade.
Fertilization: Moderate fertilization with balanced nutrients.
Thinning: Thin seedlings to 2-3 inches apart for mature carrots.
Harvest: About 50-80 days after planting, when roots reach desired size and color.
Nutrition (per 100g):
- Calories: Approx. 41 kcal.
- Vitamins: High in vitamin A (from beta-carotene).
- Minerals: Good source of potassium.
- Fiber: Supports digestion.