Carrot, one of the most delicious and nutritious vegetables that we plant in the spring and autumn season. Famous for the sweet, crunchy and aromatic taste of its fleshy root, the carrot is a favorite food for young and old. It grows in the ground with its leaves protruding above the soil, as is the case with beetroot, radish, onion and garlic. The carrot is eaten fresh in winter salads along with cabbage and lettuce, but also cooked in various recipes, such as in the traditional bean salad. We can also make carrot cake, thanks to its sweet taste. Carrots need relatively cool conditions to grow and perform well, as well as plenty of sunlight. Ideal temperature conditions for carrot cultivation are between 16-18°C. Carrot cultivation is relatively resistant to winter frost, while at high temperatures that exceed 25°C the growth of the carrot root stops, it becomes woody and its color fades.
Carrots can be planted either from seed or with ready-made plants that we supply from a nursery. The carrot sowing season is from early autumn to late spring. We avoid summer planting due to high temperatures. Due to the small size of the carrot seeds, before sowing it is good to mix them with river sand to achieve a more sparse sowing. In this way we avoid the dense planting of plants and the process of thinning the plants. Dense planting contributes to the formation of small-sized fruits, the development of diseases due to poor ventilation, while at the same time it makes it difficult to remove weeds (weeds) that grow between the plants. For ready-made carrot plants that we supply from nurseries and agricultural stores, suitable planting and cultivation distances are 5-10 cm between plants and 30-40 cm between planting lines.