When it comes to growing carrots there is one thing I am most concerned about - peeling. Do I have to peel the carrots and if the answer is yes, are they big enough?. Last year I grew some carrots that need to be peeled, but the problem was they weren't very big so peeling was a difficult task. This year I came across the Round Romeo carrots that has a flesh that can be eaten, so no peeling required.
Here is some more information on these carrots:
When to Plant
Plant them as soon as the danger for a heavy frost has passed. That means you can plant them before the frost free day, because they can handle a light frost. So plant them clearly when the temperatures at night are going to get no colder than a few degrees below freezing. You can continue to sow seeds up until 3 months before the first expected frost in the fall.
How Much Sun
They need full sun in order to grow. Full sun is considered at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
How to Plant
The most difficult part of planting carrots is that the seeds are so small. I just scatter them around the area I wish to grow them. Then when they come up (this could take 10 to 20 days) I thin them, so that the seedlings are 3 inches apart. This is a time consuming process, but it must be done if you will end up with some weird shaped carrots because they didn't have enough room to grow.
Days to Harvest
60 days to harvest. I planted my seeds on Sunday, April 18, 2010. So I could see a harvest by Thursday, June 17, 2010. I probably will wait a little longer than they to make sure they are fully grown.
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