Carrot is cultivated in almost all the regions of the country. It is mainly cultivated in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Before cultivating carrots, you must know some important things related to its cultivation.
Deep loamy soil or light loamy soil is considered best for carrot cultivation.
Take care of good drainage system in the fields.
Soil of 6.5 pH level is most suitable for good production of carrot.
Plow the field 2-3 times before sowing.
While preparing the field for good yield, add cow dung or dung manure to the soil.
Sowing of native varieties should be done in the month of August to September.
The months of October-November are good for sowing European and other exotic varieties.
There should be a distance of about 45 cm from one bed to the other.
Keep a distance of 7-8 cm from the plants.
4 to 5 kg of seeds are required per acre of land.
Soaking the seeds in water for 12 to 24 hours before planting in the field increases germination.
In the absence of moisture in the field, the first irrigation should be given immediately after sowing.
Carrot crop requires 5-6 irrigations at an interval of 15 to 20 days.
Keep the fields free from weeds.
The crop is ready about 90 to 100 days after sowing.
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