When to Plant Carrots?

The best way to know when to plant carrots is to take the soil temperature with a soil thermometer. This looks just like a meat thermometer but it reads down to zero degrees. If soil temperatures average 50 degrees or above carrots can be planted. To get a good average of the soil temperature use …

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Do Carrots Have Seeds?

Carrots do have seeds. Carrot plants are biennial meaning they need two years to complete their life cycle. In their second year carrot plants will produce flowers and once pollinated flowers will produce seeds. Once carrot plant will produce around 1,000 seeds. Botanically speaking, carrots produce fruits call schizocarps that house the seeds. Another example …

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How Do Carrots Grow?

Carrots are grown directly by seed. Farmers use seed potato when growing potatoes commercially but carrots will not grow this way. If the top of a carrot is planted the above ground foliage will grow but the carrot, the taproot, will not regrow. Carrots come in 5 different types: Danvers, Nantes, Imperator, Chantenay, and Mini. …

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Where Do Carrots Grow?

Like other root crops, carrots are cool weather plants that do best with air temperatures between 55-70 degrees. Carrots grown in temperatures above 85 degrees will have foliage that suffers and develop a woody taste. Temperatures below 50 degrees slow production of the plant. Carrots grow during the cool season of warm areas like northern …

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How Far Apart to Plant Watermelons

For optimum yields plant watermelons 2 feet apart in rows with rows spaced 5 feet apart. This gives one watermelon plant 10 square feet of space.  Tighter spacing will result in smaller watermelons and less overall yield and wider spacing will give larger watermelons with less overall yield. For most commercial farmers the goal is …

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How Do Watermelons Grow?

Almost all watermelons are grown in fields. Watermelon plants are either started indoors or direct seeded into the ground. Seedless varieties are always started indoors because the seeds are expensive. Drip irrigation hose is used for watering and plastic ground covering is sometimes used. Opaque plastic mulch prevents weeds, clear plastic does not. It also …

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