Cool-Season Vegetable #5: Carrots
Like beets, carrots need well-aerated, well-drained soil with no competition from weeds or other plants. Clay soil should be amended with lots of organic matter, but don’t use non-composted manure or fertilizers that are high in nitrogen. Keep the soil free of rocks to ensure well-shaped carrots, and protect from a hard freeze.
Plant carrot seeds about 2-3 weeks before your last frost date in the spring. As you thin your carrot seedlings, enjoy the baby carrots in salads.