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Crunchy Carrots Guide

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Welcome to the satisfying, sweet world of carrots! Carrots are delicious. This cool-weather root vegetable is easy and fun to grow; in fact, if you really like carrots, you can grow them twice a year if you live in a mild climate.…  READ MORE right arrow
Nothing compares to the taste of carrots fresh from the garden; even organic carrots from the market run a distant second. There’s something so satisfying about pulling a carrot from the ground, giving it a good rinse, and savoring that first bite right there in…  READ MORE right arrow
Fresh orange carrots from the garden


Carrots growing in the garden
Carrots fall into two main groups: early and maincrop. As their name suggests, early carrots mature earlier than their maincrop counterparts. In general, early carrots are ready for harvest in about 60 days; maincrop carrots mature in 70 to 85 days.  READ MORE right arrow
Let’s just cut to the chase here: carrots do not like to be bothered. Direct-sow the seeds and save yourself the time, aggravation, and likely disappointment of trying to transplant seedlings. Carrots really don’t like having their roots disturbed.  READ MORE right arrow

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