You Can Grow Carrots In The Southwest Desert Garden
We have carrots growing in our garden as I type, but and there is a, but they have been growing through the heat of the summer, many have split, and most if not all have a very strong taste, not the sweet goodness you would expect from homegrown carrots…
Carrots are a cool season crop when growing in the desert garden, they grow best and taste the sweetest when they are grown in the fall through late spring…
When To Plant Carrots
When planting carrots in the Southwest desert garden, plant from seed August 1
through May 1.
Where To Plant Carrots
Carrots will grow in any place that has loose well-draining soil, pots, barrels or beds. When planting in pots choose a pot that will be deep enough for the type of carrot you are growing unless you do not want them to grow long and straight.
How To Plant Carrot Seeds
Sow seeds directly in the soil you wish to grow them in… The seed package directions will tell you exactly how to space them, different varieties may need different spacings.
Carrots are light feeders and only need one application of fertilizer per season. Start with a blended manure from the nursery or home store, and mix it into the soil before planting seeds. Then when they start growing add a side dressing of liquid fish emulsion, mixed with water according to the package directions.
Carrots usually need 1 inch of water a week, but test to see if the soil is dry before watering. Dig down about 4 inches near the carrots and if the soil is dry it is time to water.
Let Me Know How You Do
I would love to hear how your carrots do… Please leave me a comment or question below… Thank you for visiting… 🙂
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