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What minerals do carrots need to grow?
Carrots prefer moderate levels of nitrogen, and low levels of phosphorus and potassium. Check your soil acidity (pH) if you haven't, or not for a couple years. Kits are available at garden stores and local Extension service offices. The soil pH should be between 5.5 and 7.0.
Is bone meal good for growing carrots?
Bone meal fertilizer is an ideal soil additive for growing carrots, beets, potatoes, and other root crops. That's thanks to its high level of phosphorus, which aids in healthy root formation. Bone meal fertilizer can also help establish perennials during their first year.
When should I fertilize my carrots?
Carrots should be fertilized when the tops have reached 3 inches tall. A granular type fertilizer will work well, if used in moderation. Choose a fertilizer that has little nitrogen and more potassium and phosphate - 0-10-10 or 5-15-15 will work well. Pay attention to the 3 number code on the bag of fertilizer.