All you need to know about growing carrots in your garden
â¢ Biennial grown as annual
â¢ All zones
â¢ Full sun
â¢ Maintain even soil moisture
If your garden soil is heavy, plant varieties with short roots. Plant seeds in early spring (or in late summer, for a fall crop). Sow 1 inch apart in rows spaced 1 to 2 feet apart; or broadcast seeds in wide beds. Thin seedlings to 2 to 4 inches apart. Harvest baby carrots 30 to 40 days after sowing, mature carrots 50 to 80 days after sowing.