Known for their crunchy texture, orange color and slightly sweet taste, carrots are a popular garden staple. Growing carrots are relatively easy and they’re generally carefree, with little pest or disease problems. That being said, it never hurts to have information about carrots, covering all aspects of their care. Our tips can help reduce the likelihood of any issues that do pop up when caring for carrot plants.
Growing carrots in the heat of summer can be difficult, as they are a cool season crop. Ideally, carrots are sown when it's warm and mature when it's cool. Click here to learn more about growing carrots in warmer weather areas.
With so many options, finding carrots that are suited to the specific needs of growers is a task. By learning more about each type of carrot, home growers can make better informed decisions regarding which types will grow well in their gardens. Learn more here.
Soil fungi combined with bacteria and other organisms create rich soil and contribute to plant health. Occasionally, one of these common fungi is a bad guy and causes disease. Cotton root rot of carrots stems from one of these bad guys. Learn more in this article.
When leaf spots or lesions start to appear, you may be uncertain how to identify the leaf blight or how to quell its spread, especially in carrots. What was the proper carrot leaf spot treatment? The answer lies in this article. Click here to learn more.
Carrot leaf blight is a common problem that can be traced to several different pathogens. Since the source can vary, it?s important to understand what you?re looking at in order to best treat it. This article will help with that and how to manage carrot leaf blight diseases.
Carrot southern blight is a disease that coincides with warm temperatures close to harvest. What is southern blight on carrots? Click this article to learn how to identify carrots with southern blight and if there are any methods of southern blight carrot control.
If you see carrot seedlings failing, the culprit is likely one of these fungi. If you have recently planted and are asking, "why are my carrot seedlings dying," click on the following article for some answers and tips on prevention.
Carrots affected by root knot nematodes display malformed, stubby, hairy roots. The carrots are still edible, but they are ugly and distorted. Additionally, reduced yields are inevitable. Root knot nematode control is possible and this article will help.
An unsightly, but manageable, disease of carrots is called carrot powdery mildew. Learn how to identify powdery mildew symptoms and how to manage powdery mildew of carrot plants in this article. Click here for more information.
Aster yellows disease is a disease caused by a mycoplasma organism. How does aster yellows present in carrots? The following article contains information on aster yellows symptoms, specifically carrot aster yellows and its control.
Black root rot of carrots is a nasty fungal disease that plagues gardeners around the world. Once established, carrot black root rot is difficult to eradicate and chemicals are of little use. However, there are steps you can take to minimize the damage and this article will help.
Carrots and black swallowtail caterpillars have a love/hate relationship. Carrots and their cousins provide egg locations for adults and food for young larvae. You can learn more about this relationship in the article that follows.
Did you know that there are actually 4 major types of carrot, each grown for its unique qualities? These four include: Danvers, Nantes, Imperator, and Chantenay. This article focuses on growing Nantes carrots, Nantes carrot information and care.
When gardeners have successfully grown and harvested carrots, they usually try new varieties each year. One versatile carrot variety recommended by many carrot lovers is the Chantenay carrot. Click this article for tips on growing Chantenay carrots.
Danvers carrots are medium sized carrots, often called "half size." Danvers were an early orange cultivar, as previous favored selections were white, red, yellow and purple. Click this article to learn how to grow Danvers carrots and a bit about their history.
Today, the most commonly purchased carrot is the Imperator carrot. What are Imperator carrots? Click the following article to learn some Imperator carrot info, including how to grow Imperator carrots in the garden.
Getting carrot plants to form roots or carrot roots that become gnarled are amongst the more common carrot growing problems. The following article centers on how to get carrots to grow properly. So if you have carrots not forming, click here to learn more.
Carrot weevils are tiny beetles with big appetites for carrots and related plants. Once they?re established, these insects can devastate your carrot, celery and parsley crops. Click this article to find out about carrot weevil management.
Because carrots are hidden below ground, they can become infected with disease that you may not notice until you harvest your crop. But if you watch your carrots carefully, you may detect disease symptoms above ground. This article will help.
Can carrots grow indoors? Yes, and growing carrots in containers is easier than growing them in the garden because they thrive on a steady supply of moisture. Read here for tips on growing carrots indoors.
You may have seen them. The crooked, forked roots of carrots that are mutated and malformed. While edible, they lack the appeal of properly grown carrots and look a bit alien. Learn how to grow healthy carrots here.
Carrots are easy to grow in a garden with deep, loose soil. Growing and harvesting carrots is a great way to take advantage of their nutritional benefits. Learn how to tell when carrots are ready to harvest here.
By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden
Growing carrots in containers is an excellent project for early spring or fall. Planting a crop of container carrots during these seasons can result in a worthwhile harvest. Learn more about container growing carrots here.
Is it possible to save seeds from carrots? Do carrots even have seeds? And, if so, why haven?t I seen them on my plants? How do you save seeds from carrots? Read this article to find answers to these questions.
Homegrown carrots are so delicious that it is very natural for a gardener to wonder if there is a way of storing garden carrots so that they will last through the winter. This article will help with overwintering carrots.
If you are wondering how to grow carrots, then you've come to the right place. Carrots grow best in cool temperatures like those that occur in early spring and late fall. Learn how to grow carrots in the garden here.