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.
 
Fertilizing:
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:
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 Sun 1/4″ Well drained, sandy loam, loose
 
  Seed Spacing Row Spacing Seeds per 100′ Yield per 100′ Seeds per Acre
Carrots
2″ 18″ 600 100 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.
 

 
Conversions:
1 Pound = 16 Ounces
1 Ounce = 28.3 Grams

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