- In early September, prepare the soil of your raised bed or plot by pulling up weeds and any dead old plants.
- Give it a dig over and break up any big clumps of soil and remove stones. (If your soil is heavy or sticky clay, go here)
- Mix in sheep manure or compost mix to give the soil a boost in nutrients.
Planting the Seed
- Any time between September and mid February, create a shallow trench 2cm deep.
- Lightly sprinkle seeds along the length of the trench, giving 30cm between rows.
- Water seeds morning and night every day for 10 days, then once a day after that (no need to water if it rains!).
- Seedlings will emerge in 10-21 days
- Choose a spot with plenty of sunshine.
- After 30 days, thin out the carrot crop by pulling out the weaker looking seedlings, leaving 5cm between each remaining carrot. This will allow them to grow larger.
- Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged to prevent the roots from splitting.
- After 10 weeks or when you can see the crown above the soil, pull up a carrot to check for size and harvest as you wish to eat.