Carrots can be grown all year round and will give a good yield from a small area if you space them close together. Few vegetables can match its versatility in the kitchen, and they are a popular choice for the veg plot. Good varieties to grow are Jitka F1, Cascade F1 (Baby Chantenay) and Nantes 5.
Carrots are packed full of healthy vitamins and minerals, including beta-carotene, an antioxidant that produces Vitamin A and is linked to improved lung health, cognitive ability, and can help to reduce macular degeneration, an age-related disease that causes a loss of vision. So, carrots really are an amazing vegetable that give you a healthy boost!
Carrots need deep, loose soil to grow long, so try short-rooted varieties if your ground is stony or heavy, or if you want to grow them in containers. Carrots are drought-resistant and need very little watering.
Soil: Deep, rich and quite sandy Position: Sunny Location: Outside
Sow: Feb Apr May Jun. Harvest: Jul Aug Sep Oct.
Growing onions next to carrots can deter carrot fly but only while onions are in active growth. For this to work, around 4 rows of onions are needed for each row of carrots.