Those who have a vegetable garden cannot fail to know this technique to double the harvest of carrots. Here’s the simple trick.

Carrots vegetable garden

The cultivation of carrotsis quite simple and widespread, as they lend themselves well to being sown even in small plots of land. What is most difficult is to make the harvest lush. In this article we will look at a foolproof method of doubling the harvest of carrots.

Growing carrots

Carrots are probably the most common type of vegetable. Belonging to the Apiacee family, they are a source of vitamin A and other very important nutrients. The most common are orange, but can have a variety of colors, such as yellow, white and purple. In the kitchen they are used both raw, deprived of the external part, and cooked.

Excellent to eat alone, in salads, in more elaborate dishes or for the preparation of a good sauté, carrots are a good source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.

The properties of carrots

Growing carrots can be a fun and rewarding activity, as it is quite simple and suitable even for small spaces.

They can be easily grown in the garden, the main thing is to choose a variety that is suitable for the climate and soil. Carrots prefer a well-drained and nutrient-rich soil.

It is important to ensure that the soil is plowed and free from weeds before planting. Once the soil is prepared you can plant carrots. But let’s see how to do it so as to obtain a high amount of carrots.

How to double the harvest of carrots

Having a larger amount of carrots is possible and also quite simple. Usually what prevents carrots from growing in greater numbers is the presence of weeds. With the method that we will see today the presence of weeds will be practically nil, allowing all the seeds to germinate so as to obtain more carrots.

In our country outdoor planting takes place in March. First you need to prepare the ground. It is essential to have a well-fertilized soil, composed of substrate for vegetables and flowers mixed with wood ash. Ash will help fertilize and keep pests away.

Mix the soil well and create a small raised flower bed. All you need is a pallet or pallet to be placed on top of the newly built hill. Be sure to press well in the pallet and then fill all the holes with the substrate.

Carrots

Then prepare strips of toilet paper on which to lay the seeds. Fold the strips so as to leave the seeds inside, moisten with a spray and water and lay the strips in the holes between the pallet boards. Then cover with another substrate. In this way the planks of the pallet will not allow weeds to develop and the carrots will be able to grow undisturbed, larger and in greater numbers. In 3 to 4 months the carrots will be ready for harvest.

If carrots are exposed to a large amount of sun it is necessary to cover them with a cloth to protect them from any burnsBe sure to harvest carrots before they become too large, otherwise they will become hard and fibrous. Once harvested, carrots can be stored in the refrigerator or frozen for future use.

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