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When to Plant
Carrots in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States of America

Planting vegetable seeds at the correct time is the most important step for getting the most out of your garden. Knowing exactly when to plant carrots in your garden in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States of America will increase growing success and provide better yields.

Check optimal planting dates regularly for best results because the weather, and our results, change daily. 

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The optimal time to plant carrots in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States of America is  - . The best day is with a success rate of %.

 

Anywhere between 70-100% is great. If consistently below that you may want to start growing from seedling or young plant, or possibly grow in sheltered environment

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Important carrot growing information relevant to your exact garden location in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States of America:

The total number of frost free days for your garden in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States of America is days, but the total number of optimal days to plant carrots is days.

For best results you should start planting carrots in days starting .

Recommended Carrot Varieties

for Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States of America
Danvers
Danver's Half Long
Other
Lunar White
Tendersweet
Nantes
Nantes Coreless

Gardening Data Sources

for Carrots

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Gardening Data Sources

for Carrots

Gardening Websites

39 sources

Gardening Blogs

32 sources

Seed Suppliers

113 sources

Seed Breeders

46 sources

Other Sources

31 sources

How to Grow Carrots in Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States of America

How to grow carrots: most gardeners grow carrots from seed directly sown outside in the ground or in pots. Carrots are not usually transplanted though they can definitely be transplanted.

Sow carrots seeds 0.8 inches (2.1 cm) deep. Optimal soil temperature for germination is between 61.4°F (16.3°C) and 73.7°F (23.1°C). Seeds will germinate in about 9-18 days.

Carrots requires 60-70 days to be ready for harvest from seed, depending on the carrot variety selected and the weather during the growing season. Do no wait until carrot plant fully matures, bearing flowers, to pluck carrots out of the ground. They are usually harvested as mature plants.

Optimal day air temperature for growing carrots is between 60.3°F (15.7°C) and 65.3°F (18.5°C). Optimal night temperatures are between 50.7°F (10.4°C) and 52.6°F (11.5°C). Carrots can endure air temperatures as low as 45.5°F (4°C) during the night and up to 86°F (30°C) during the day – but best to stay in optimal range.

Soil temperature during carrot growth should be between 60°F (15.6°C) and 69.8°F (21°C) in optimal conditions, but can withstand soil temperatures as low as 50°F (10°C).

Required soil pH for Carrots growth is 5.8-7.5 but the optimal pH is 5.9-6.9.

Optimal sunlight for Carrots is 6-12 hours per day. Carrots should be watered between 1.0-1.1 inches (2.5-2.9 cm) of water per week, adjusting for weather conditions and type of soil accordingly.

Carrot spacing: When planting carrots seeds directly into the ground sow seeds 0.8 inches (2.1 cm) deep spaced 1.9 inches (4.8 cm) apart with rows spaced 15.8 inches (40.2 cm) apart.

How to grow carrots in your garden: carrots seeds are very small, so many gardeners do not plant carrots seeds one by one but rather spread them in a row. However, once the carrots seeds begin to grow they need to be thinned so that they don’t grow one on top of the other.

Thinning is the process of removing a plant or a seedling to make room for another plant or seedling. Thinning provides more room for each plant to grow and not fight over the same available resources (moisture, nutrients, light, etc’). Thinning allows for better air circulation between the plants, providing plants with better growing conditions

Thinning can be avoided if you take the time and plant each seed one by one with the recommended seed and row spacing.

How to thin carrots: before thinning make sure that the soil is moist so it’s easier to pull the seedlings out. Carrots are usually thinned when carrots tops are around 4 inches (10 cm) tall though you can begin thinning when carrots tops are 2 inches (5 cm) tall.

Pull carrot tops very gently making sure that you do not pull other carrot tops out of the ground. Continue to do so until there is 1.9-2.0 inches (4.8-5.0 cm) space between each carrot.

Don’t throw the carrots you just pulled out of the ground! Transplant them. Select another spot, and make a hole using the full length of a pencil. Make sure you are spacing the carrot transplants 1.9-2.0 inches (4.8-5.0 cm) apart. Gently hold the carrot and replant in the hole you just made. Gently press the soil around the transplant and water lightly. We want to make this an easy transition with little shock to carrots.

About carrots: the chance of a person not knowing what a carrot is is close to zero - this was not always the case. 

When you say the word “carrot” it immediately brings up an image of the sweet orange root vegetable that we all know today. However, if you went back a couple of hundreds of years and ate a carrot it would either be a purple, black or yellow root with bitter flavors. In short, the carrot that we eat and love today has taken thousands of years to become what it is today, and even today we continue to enhance its flavors, color, durability and plant yield. 

Carrots originated in what is present day Afghanistan about 5000 years ago as a purple or yellow root. Seeds of these Asiatic carrots (which were purple colored) were brought west by the Arabs around the 10th century. In Persia the purple carrots were preferred due to better flavor. The Europeans however, preferred the more refined yellow carrots. During the 17th century the Dutch took the yellow carrot and after selective breeding engineered it to its orange color and enhanced sweetness. 

For more fascinating historical information about carrots I recommend the following link http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/history.html by the World Carrot Museum. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, and vitamin K although they contain other forms of carotene and vitamins.

Use these images to know if your carrot is heading in the right direction and growing properly. Exact number of growing days varies for each carrot variety. Below is the average number of days for each stage gathered from many different varieties.

Germination
13 days
Young seedling
13 days
Mature seedling
15 days
Young plant
23 days
Mature plant
34 days
Total days:
98 days

Germination
13 days
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Young Seedling
13 days
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Mature Seedling
15 days
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Young Plant
23 days
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Mature Plant
34 days
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Total Days
98 days

Carrot Germination Guide

(Stage 1: Germination)

Germination is the process by which a plant grows from a seed. It is the first stage of the plant growing process and it begins when the seed is sown and ends when the radicale emerges out of the seed.

All seeds require proper soil temperature, moisture, air and light conditions to germinate successfully. However, during the germination stage the seeds require more soil warmth and moisture than light exposure.

Seeds respire just like any other living organism, requiring oxygen and producing carbon dioxide (CO2), so it is crucial to use a soil media that is sufficiently aerated so that the seeds do not “suffocate”.

100% of our growing experts recommend to directly sow carrot seeds into the ground. What is direct sowing and why do I care about it?

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Optimal
Required germination period

7-20 days

(43 sources)
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Optimal germination period

9-18 days

(74 sources)
Required soil temp.

46.1º-83.5ºF / 7.8º-28.6ºC

(137 sources)
Growmigo - Soil Temp
Optimal soil temp.

61.4º-73.7ºF / 16.3º-23.1ºC

(132 sources)
Required day temp.

39.2º-86ºF / 4º-30ºC

(1 sources)
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Optimal day temp.

59.1º-69.3ºF / 15.1º-20.7ºC

(6 sources)
Required night temp.

39.2º-86ºF / 4º-30ºC

(1 sources)
Growmigo - Night Temp
Optimal night temp.

51.5º-65.3ºF / 10.9º-18.5ºC

(3 sources)
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Optimal seed depth

0.8 inches / 2.1 cm

(156 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

1.9 inches / 4.8 cm

(74 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

15.8 inches / 40.2 cm

(73 sources)

Carrot Growing Guide

(Stages 2-5: Growth)

Once seed has germinated and radicale has emerged the second stage of the plant growing process begins, developing from radicale to cotyledon -the embryonic first leaves of the seed forming a young seedling.

During the third stage of plant development cotyledon develops to 3-4 true leaves, stem begins to grow, becoming a mature seedling.

In the fourth stage the mature seedling develops to a young plant, ready for transplanting.

The fifth stage of plant development the plant is fully mature bearing fruit and/or flower.

The following guidelines apply to all of the carrot plants’ needs during stages 2-5 from radicale emergence to full maturity. During these stages sunlight becomes a more active participant in plant growth and development than in the germination phase.

Soil pH is an important factor during these stages as well. What is pH and why is it important?

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Optimal
Required soil temp.

50º-80ºF / 10º-26.7ºC

(3 sources)
Growmigo - Soil Temp
Optimal soil temp.

60º-69.8ºF / 15.6º-21ºC

(32 sources)
Required day temp.

44.6º-86ºF / 7º-30ºC

(1 sources)
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Optimal day temp.

60.3º-65.3ºF / 15.7º-18.5ºC

(8 sources)
Required night temp.

45.5º-61ºF / 7.5º-16.1ºC

(1 sources)
Growmigo - Night Temp
Optimal night temp.

50.7º-52.6ºF / 10.4º-11.5ºC

(6 sources)
Required sunlight hours

6-12

(41 sources)
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Optimal sunlight hours

6-12

(67 sources)
Required soil pH

5.8-7.5

(45 sources)
Growmigo - PH
Optimal soil pH

5.9-6.9

(136 sources)
Required watering amount

1-2 inches / 2.5-5.1 cm (per week)

(1 sources)
Growmigo - Watering Amount
Optimal watering amount

1-1.1 inches / 2.5-2.9 cm (per week)

(38 sources)
Growmigo - Seed Depth
Optimal depth

0.4 inches / 1 cm

(6 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

2.9 inches / 7.3 cm

(38 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

5.7 inches / 14.5 cm

(33 sources)

How difficult is it to grow carrots?

Growing carrots, or any other vegetable for that matter, is not hard, however some plants require more attention and care than others depending on the following factors:

 

Are you starting to grow your plant from seed? seedling? young plant? Depending on what stage plant you choose to plant will impact growing difficulty and patience.

The length of the growing season for your exact garden location.

If you have a short growing season and you want to start growing from seed then you may need to start the growing process in a sheltered environment (greenhouse or inside your home) which will require more involvement in the growing process.

Whether you direct sow in the garden or start in trays and then transplant also affects the level of difficulty

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Companion Planting Guide

for Carrots

What is companion planting?

Companion planting is intentional planting of two or more vegetables and/or flowers next to each other in order to positively impact plant health and yield

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