Carrots can be eaten in a variety of ways. They may be boiled, fried or steamed, Often they are cooked in soups and stews, as well as baby and pet foods. The greens are also edible as a leaf vegetable, but are rarely eaten by humans. The sweetness of carrots allows the vegetable to be used in some fruit-like roles. Such as carrot cakes and Carrot juice.



Carrots grow best in full sun but tolerate some shade In order to avoid growing deformed carrots it is better to plant them in loose soil free from rocks. The seeds should be sown about 2cm deep. Carrots take around 4 months to mature and it is suggested that carrot seeds are sown from mid - February to July.


If left to flower, it can attract predatory wasps which kill many garden pests.


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Baby carrots or mini-carrots are just carrots that have been peeled and cut into uniform cylinders to appear more edible.