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GROW YOUR OWN CARROTS

With a bit of good planning, it’s possible to have a supply of carrots from your garden nearly year round, and what a food to have on hand—this versatile vegetable is an absolute powerhouse of nutrition. Raw, steamed, baked or juiced, carrots are packed with vitamins any way you eat them. And the humble carrot has a beautiful secret that only carrot growers will get to discover.

SOIL

Being a taproot, carrots need soil that their roots can easily grow into. If a carrot has to push its way through heavy clay, compacted or stony soil, then this can slow down growth and cause deformed roots. Sandy, loamy, loose soil

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