Carrot is a vegetable that mandatory planting all gardeners, even with a fairly small garden plot. The main advantages of growing this crop is its low maintenance and resistance to various diseases.
When to plant carrots in open ground in the middle lane
Carrots — a culture that grows best in the middle lane, as it does not tolerate as cool and excessive heat. As for the optimal timing of its planting, the exact date is not, then you need to focus on the weather: once the threat of frost has passed, you can begin planting. In Central Russia is the beginning-middle of may. The first shoots appear after a couple of weeks (if the weather is cloudy and three weeks).
The harvest can begin after 10-12 weeks, that is, if you planted carrots in may, the optimal time of collection is August. If you want to get the crops in late summer, and slightly faster, you can plant carrots in the greenhouse in April. When planting carrots, remember that she loves moderate soil acidity, so the beds for planting this crop prepare autumn: percapita them, making each square meter about half a bucket of organic fertilizer and a bit of wood ash (no more than a couple cups).
When and how to plant carrots in open ground seeds
As mentioned above, in Central Russia planting this crop in the open ground can be produced in the early to mid-may, but in the more Northern regions, the best time for planting — early June, South — mid April.
As for the method of planting carrot seeds, throughout the garden (of course, dug and prorubleno) make a groove depth of five centimeters at a distance of a palm from each other, sow the seeds, being careful not to thicken (take, for example, by mixing seeds with sand). Fill the furrows with soil or sawdust, gently pour the warm water, being careful not to blur the crops.
If you will get quicker germination, cover seedbed with foil (this will prevent drying of the upper layer of the soil, which usually prevents the «arise» shoots). Don’t forget to water the seedlings, since lack of irrigation is the main cause of weak roots, and of their bitter taste. First, you’ll need to garden shed to a depth of at least 10 centimeters, and after a month of not less than 20. Remember, excess moisture may lead to cracking of roots.
When to plant carrots in open ground in 2016
In 2016 spring weather, according to forecasters, particularly not will be different from the weather in the previous two years, therefore, the sowing of carrots can be produced in the middle zone (Moscow region and nearby regions) in the early to mid-may. If you are interested in lunar planting calendar, 2016 is favorable for planting carrots are the following days:
— April — 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 22, 23 and 30;
— may — 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 22.