The planting site
Carrots require a site that receives maximum sunshine, but they can also withstand partial shade.
As discussed above, the soil must be loose, sandy or loamy, and airy so that the carrot roots can easily pass down into the soil.
Steps to take when planting the carrot Thema
- Gently mulch carrots to maintain moisture, speed up germination, and keep the heat from touching the roots directly.
- When the seedlings are an inch tall, slim so that they are 3 or 4 inches apart. Snip the tops with the scissors instead of dragging them out to avoid destroying the delicate roots of the remaining plants.
- Water at least one inch per week at the start, then two inches as roots mature.
- Weed with scrutiny, be vigilant not to disturb the roots of young carrots while doing so.
- Fertilize with a little NPK fertilizer for 5 to 6 weeks after sowing.