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About This Plant...
Family: Apiaceae
Genus and species: Daucus carota var. sativus
Growing Season: spring and fall
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: -
When to transplant to garden: -
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: 4 to 6 weeks before last frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 6-18 days
Germination temp.: 85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch
Days to maturity: 62-90 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 1-3 inches
Spacing between rows: 16-30 inches
Growing On...
Pests: wireworms; carrot rust fly larvae
Diseases: aster yellows
Harvest: when they are 1/2 inch in diameter
Growing tips: thin seedlings when soil is damp; keep bed weeded but cultivate lightly near the plants


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