One of the biggest rewards of growing carrots yourself is being able to choose varieties that have intense carrot flavor, special sweetness, or interesting shapes or colors. Carrots are one of the most popular root vegetables - they are delicious when little, and get even tastier as they grow. Many people intentionally plant carrot seeds too close together so they can harvest and eat the thinnings.
Let’s back up a bit and talk about soil in general. Carrots, having such long, straight taproots, need to be planted in a very fine seedbed that is very loose, friable and stone-free down at least a foot, though two is even better. If carrots encounter little stones or other impediments, they will fork rather than try to grow around it.
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