All you need to know about growing carrots in your garden

Sunset  – September 28, 2004

• Biennial grown as annual
• All zones
• Full sun
• 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.