Tips for Growing Carrots?

GoatGal

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The carrots in my garden always grow very small. It's disappointing to go out to the garden and dig up a puny carrot when you're hoping for a nice plump one. Does anyone have any tips for growing carrots?
 

RichZ

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In order for carrots to grow large, the ground must be very soft. We usually grow carrots in raised beds where we add a lot of compost to the soil to make it soft and fertile.
 

Charli

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Interesting. We've never had a problem growing carrots and we don't use a raised bed. I didn't know there was a trick to this. Thank you @RichZ.
 

RichZ

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Well, you don't have to use a raised bed. We grow some in the garden, too, but we make sure the soil is very soft down to at least a foot. When I was a little kid I grew carrots for 4H, and I didn't listen when my parents told me to work the soil at least a foot deep and my carrots grew in little round balls.
 

GoatGal

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In order for carrots to grow large, the ground must be very soft. We usually grow carrots in raised beds where we add a lot of compost to the soil to make it soft and fertile.
I had no idea that there was such an easy trick to growing carrots! My family has a raised bed that we're going to use for carrots now. I'm really excited to try my carrots in the raised bed! Thanks for the advice! :)
 
 
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