Erin Reed
Erin Reed
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Growing Rainbow Carrots From Seed to Harvest In Raised Planters

2 Materials
$3
5 Months
Easy

I love to grow carrots and this year I planted rainbow carrots. I have raised beds in my backyard garden and I put the seeds in the ground in Oct. I live in Texas so we can grow freeze hardy veggies thru the winter but they will take longer to grow until it gets warmer.
growing rainbow carrots from seed to harvest in raised planters
Start with good quality carrot seeds. I love the rainbow ones since they are such a fun set of colors and taste amazing!
growing rainbow carrots from seed to harvest in raised planters
All the info you need to plant your carrots, best time to plant, length of growth, sun, etc is on the package, but I do find it can vary a ton depending on water, sun, temperature, etc.
growing rainbow carrots from seed to harvest in raised planters
I stared with a weeded bed that has a good amount of soil depth to allow the carrot to grow down. If the soil depth is too shallow you will not get very good carrots.
growing rainbow carrots from seed to harvest in raised planters
Make rows in the dirt about 2 inches apart and sprinkle the seeds in each trench, then cover and water.
growing rainbow carrots from seed to harvest in raised planters
It takes a bit of time to get these plants to grow, but give them time, it is worth it. Go back into the beds and clean out the weeds to give the carrots the best nutrients.
growing rainbow carrots from seed to harvest in raised planters
I went in and thinned out the carrots when they got a bit bigger to give each one more room to grow. These are some of the baby carrots I pulled out when thinning, but they are big enough to eat!!
Here is a video on each step of the planting process from seed to harvest.
growing rainbow carrots from seed to harvest in raised planters
This is my first pull of carrots at harvest time, there are still more in the ground and I will continue to harvest for the next couple weeks until they are all nice and big!
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3 questions
  • Dale Barnes
    on Apr 3, 2018

    I know said you are from Texas but do u think they will grow in North Carolina

    • Erin Reed
      on Apr 6, 2018

      always worth a try, best to put them in now (they can survive cold and freezing) to give them time to grow, good luck!

  • Kathy Kent
    on Apr 6, 2018

    I live in Florida. My soil is more sand mixed in with compost and garden soil. Will they grow here? I know you’re from TX but depending where you are soil can be very different.

    • Erin Reed
      on Apr 6, 2018

      very true, all soils are different. Carrots like a loose sandy soil so the roots can grow nice and deep, but the best way to check is to just try it, cant hurt to try!!

  • Kathy Kent
    on Apr 6, 2018

    I live in Florida. My soil is more sand mixed in with compost and garden soil. Will they grow here? I know you’re from TX but depending where you are soil can be very different.

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