Growing Carrots

Jeff Poppen has grown a lot of carrot crops over the years. He shares his experience and knowledge as to the soil preparation, the planting, and good varieties to grow.

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  1. Carrot seeds have been found in Switzerland and Southern Germany dating back to 2000-3000 B.C.
  2. In the 17th century, patriotic Dutch agriculturists began cross-breeding carrots to develop an orange variety, as orange was the color that represented the Dutch Royal Family.
  3. Soil pH of 6.5-6.8.
  4. Fast-growing cultivars mature within 3 months of sowing the seed. Slower-maturing cultivars need 120 days.
  5. Carrot Categories: Nantes or Scarlet Nantes Imperator Danvers Chantenay Ball (or Mini).

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