Carrot (Daucus carota)
The carrot is a biennial plant cultivated as an annual
It is from the umbelliferae family
ROTATIONIt is grown in the root vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSeeds are sown in place in March ( for the early forced varieties) to June ( for the winter conservation varieties).
Sow during a waning crescent moon.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSThe carrot appreciates being planted near onions and radishes but dislikes being near potatoes.
DISEASES AND PARASITESBlight may destroy young plants.
Mildew, powdery mildew and alternia radicina ( fertilise with lithothamme) are the principal diseases .
ADVICESow carrots and radishes in a mix close to the rows of onions and leeks.