Gardening with Cyan Pt. 4

Planting your own carrots seeds!



Introduction

Carrots are my favorite vegetable of all time. They’re sweet and don’t taste like cardboard (I’m talking to you spinach)! You can make carrots with basically everything: cake, soup, bread, salad, juices, pot roast, you name it! They also provide extreme nutritional value, so you can never go wrong with snacking on a bunch of them. Unless you eat so much, your body can’t handle all that Vitamin A. They even have different shapes and colors, so your diet will never be boring. They’ve got baby carrots, shredded, raw, red, purple, white, yellow, and black (for those dark souls out there). Eat up!

Fun facts!

1) Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) REALLY didn’t like carrots. “Eh, what’s up Blanc??”

2) Carrots trace back to around 5,000 years ago. They’re as ancient as dinosaurs!

3) People first grew and used carrots for medical purposes. Isn't eating them healing enough, though?

4) Cooking carrots is better than eating them raw… Sign me up!


General knowledge

▪ Type of soil: carrots grow straight down. Make sure the soil is loose, and doesn’t have any rocks underneath that might get in the baby’s way from growing. Keep the soil moist by watering it before planting the seed.

▪ Time of year: Early spring to Mid-summer (Full sun exposure!)

▪ Where to place the seeds: ½ inch deep, 1–2 inches apart, and rows of 1ft apart. ▪ Watering schedule: 4-5 times a week! Once it pops out of the ground to say hello, only water 2 times a week.

▪ How long till it “blooms”: 2-3 weeks. “Patience, young grasshopper”…

▪ When to pick: carrots are ready for feasting after about 75 days!


Instructions

1) Locate where you want to place your carrot seed

2) CLEAR THE HOLE! Loosen up the soil and make sure no rocks are within 1ft beneath the ground (if you don’t know where your soil has been).

3) If you’re doing rows, make sure they’re at least 1ft apart from each other.

4) Shower time! Water the soil until it’s nice and damp.

5) Lightly push that baby ½ inch into the soil. Give the seeds some elbow room by placing them 1-2 inches apart.

6) Water those beauts until they're damp 4-5 times a week!! It'll take them a while to grow, so if they're not sprouting right away, you're not a terrible parent.


Hi everyone! The writer of this blog is Cyan Fuehr. She is currently a freshman at CWU who’s planning on majoring in Business administration/marketing and minoring in nutrition + entrepreneurship. Cyan has a huge passion for music, nature, volleyball, working out, and dogs. We hope you have a wonderful day! :)


-5/18/2020-

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