Carrot Growing Instructions


Learning Download: How to Grow Carrots
When to Plant:
Direct sow seeds as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. Succession plant every two weeks until mid-summer. This will give you a harvest all season.
Fertilize carrots with a ratio of 1-2-2 (N-P-K) when sowing seeds. Side dress when top foliage reaches 8″ tall. Potassium promotes solid, sweet carrots.
Harvest when carrot size and color has reached maturity. Carrots can be left in the ground for a up to a month after maturity for storing purposes. In the fall they can be left even longer. Some varieties like Napoli can be over-wintered for a spring harvest.

Location:Planting Depth:Soil Type:
Full Sun1/4″Well drained, sandy loam, loose
 Seed SpacingRow SpacingSeeds per 100′Yield per 100′Seeds per Acre
2″18″600100 lbs.261,000


Carrot Seeds:
1 Ounce: 20,000 Seeds
1/8 Pound: 40,000 Seeds
1/4 Pound: 80,000 Seeds
1/2 Pound: 160,000 Seeds

1 Pound: 320,000 Seeds

 * These are average carrot seed counts. Carrot varieties can vary.

1 Pound = 16 Ounces
1 Ounce = 28.3 Grams

1 Acre = 43,560 square feet, or 435’x100′