Carrots: cultivation and care. Tips for beginners


2020-07-03 03:04:09




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The Carrot is a valuable source of carotene, giving it the amount of peppers.  Also, the carrots include vitamins B1, B2, K, C, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, iron, iodine. Carrot juice is widely used in folk healing. For example, it is shown to drink at the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the diseases of the liver and kidneys.

If you decide to have at the cottage garden, remember to plant carrots. Growing and caring for it is simple, but the harvest will be useful to you. Carrots can be eaten raw, fried, boiled, added to salads, soups, etc.

The Technology of cultivation of carrots allows you to grow it in the open field and in greenhouses. However, in summer conditions it is easiest to plant carrots in the garden.

Carrot, cultivation and care

This kind of vegetable is somewhat demanding in terms of growth. Carrot loves Sunny places and, most importantly, loose soil. Thanks to the latter property it grows long and straight. That one or the other type of soil not suitable for growing crops, says its ugly appearance. Soil preparation for planting is in the fall. It necessarily dug up, and then make fertilizer and humus.

Particular attention should be paid to the preparation of seeds for planting. The fact that the carrot seeds contain in its composition essential oils, which hold and do not absorb moisture, thereby inhibiting the germination culture. To avoid this, the seeds are soaked in water until, until you see sprouts. Usually it takes about 10 days.


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The Cultivation of carrots in the open ground should begin as early as possible, especially if not pre-germinate its seeds. Estimated numbers: 20-25 April for early varieties and 25 aprelya-5 for late may.

Before planting, the beds are necessarily loosened, thus removing roots, weeds and large stones. Sowing can occur in two ways. You can just pour the seeds in the grooves, not watching the distance between them. In this case, when the carrots will grow, will have to do thinning in such a way that between each plant was at a distance of 20-22 cm Distance between the rows is about 12 cm Second way is when the seeds are sown already at the specified distance, thus in the future they won't need thinning.&Before the seed insertion grooves definitely should be watered (you can use a solution of potassium permanganate in red), to make humus in them is not necessary. Possibly a bed with the carrots should be covered with a film so that between the earth and the material was a short distance. The film can be removed when there first true leaves.

The Care of the ascended carrot comes down to watering, removal of weeds, thinning (if  necessary), fertilizing and pest control. Carrot, cultivation and care which was correct, gives a good harvest. It is therefore important to ensure that it was not overgrown, not needed moisture and nutrients. Moderate watering, depending on weather conditions. You need to ensure that the carrots are overgrown with grass, otherwise the harvest will be very low. Tilling the land, and to make it better after watering, carrot enriched with oxygen. If we talk about feeding, then do it twice a season. The first fertilizing is conducted about a month after shoots appear, and the second feeding – about two weeks after the first. The nutrient solution may be as follows: 10 liters of water 1 tablespoon of NPK or nitrophoska. Watering at the rate of 5 liters per 1 m2. Closer to autumn you can start to harvest. Carrot, cultivation and care which was correct, while observing all the necessary conditions will give a good harvest even from a small area. If something this culture doesn't like it, all “roots” there are curves and small, devoid of nutrients and vitamins.

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