Soil for Carrots - Knowledgebase Question

Lebanon, TN
Question by duckxing
February 21, 1999
we live in middle Tennessee and are going to grow carrots. We need to know what type off soil they will grow in best.


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Answer from NGA
February 21, 1999

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Carrots love a deep, well-drained soil with a light to medium (sand or loam) texture. Heavy clays or rocky soils are not the best choice.

The longer rooted types of carrots need a deeper soil type to form normal, attractive roots than do the short rooted types. Mix a few inches of compost into the soil and your carrots will thank you!

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