Botanical name: Daucus carota
Sow carrots to avoid the very hot part of the year but also frosty periods. Sow either spring or autumn, in very mild areas all year round is possible. A sunny position is required. Carrots need a friable, well drained soil and appreciate mulching. Sow directly where they are to grow, 10 mm deep, 2-3 cm apart in rows 30 cm apart. Germination is slow, preventing the soil from drying out is important for success, covering seed rows with shadecloth or cardboard can help. Thin out to 5 cm apart. Avoid fresh animal manures as they can cause forking. Never try to transplant carrots as the roots will fork in all directions.

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