The air is cooling off! Fall is just around the corner, and it is a great time to be in the garden! If you haven't planted your fall garden yet, there is still time for many things - such as root vegetables (carrots, beets, turnips), as well as many lettuces, and winter squashes!
This week, I want to discuss growing carrots. They are a sweet and common fall garden staple and many people want to grow them. However, they can be unique in many ways to grow. First, they have a longer germination time than most other plants. This means keeping the soil moist for up to 2 weeks before you see the little sprouts - and they are very little.
Once you have the patience to allow the carrots to germinate and sprout, you can allow the top surface of the soil to dry out before watering again. Carrots, depending on the variety, can take 60-90 days to grow. Personally, I prefer the shorter carrots that take less time to grow. These work especially well with the clay soil we have here in Harvest.
So, start getting those seeds in the ground if you haven't yet, and as always, let me know if you have any gardening questions!