I want to plant a lot of carrots in my garden this year. Any pointers for High Yield on Carrots. What seeds to avoid. Which ones to get. Just in the ground. Above ground. I am in Northern Wisconsin. First year for this garden here.
My personal experience is that the better the soil preparedness, the better the carrots. One year, I planted carrots in a double dig traditional garden in heavy clay soil. Great carrots. I tried 2 variety of carrots this year in a brand new hugel bed that I hastily put together. Horrible carrots. This spring, I have a raised bed on contour that I dug at the end of summer. Not great soil, but I think it will be loose enough for carrots. I plan on planting several variety so if I have success, I will try to report. If I fail, then I probably will not report
Location: Cache Valley, zone 4b, Irrigated, 9" rain in badlands.
posted 4 years ago
It fits better with my lifestyle and way of looking at the world to modify the genetics of my plants rather than to try and change the soil... Therefore I choose to grow Chantenay type carrots. Short fat things that thrive in the compact heavy clay soil and are easy to dig. I grow parsnips like that also: Shaped like a turnip and easy as can be to dig, even when the soil is too hard to use a digging fork.