Carrot Orange Gajar Hybrid Seed
Carrot, also known as Gajar, is very easy to grow in your home garden. It has roots that are 5-6 inches in length. Orange Carrot is a cool-loving root vegetable that can easily be grown in pots. Carrot is loved because it is part of a healthy diet. Orange Carrots are rich in vitamin A, E, and K. They also contain eye-healthy antioxidants lutein (and lycopene). You should add carrots to your garden.
This Gajar Hybrid Seed
- Number of Carrot seeds (gajarke beej: 200 Seeds).
- Balcony or terrace gardens: Where to grow.
- Sowing season: All year (Rainy seasons June to September and winter months October to November).
- Mode of sowing: Seeds should be sown at 0.5 inches in depth in a container or pot.
- Germination Time: 7-21 days after sowing.
- Temperature of Germination: 15 to 26 degrees Celsius.
- Harvesting: 10-12 weeks.
- Bright Orange is the root color.
- Root Length: 6-7 inches.
- Plant vigor: Medium-sized orange root with great taste.
Orange Carrot Growing Season in India
The carrot can be grown all year, but it will grow quickly in winter and rainy seasons. This is because carrot loves cold weather and wet soil. The best months to sow carrot orange hybrid seeds are February-March, June and July.
How to Grow Orange Carrots in Pots
Because carrot orange hybrid seeds are root vegetables, they should be sow directly in final pots or grow bags. Choose a grow bag with drainage holes. 26degC is the ideal soil temperature for orange carrot seed germination. Carrots can grow easily in soil or soilless medium.
The best potting mix for soil:-
Soil + organic manure + vermiculite, perlite, or coco peat (in equal amounts)
Best potting mixture without soil:-
Coco peat + organic manure + perlite, vermiculite or coco peat (in equal proportion)
Orange Carrot Seed Sowing Method
Place the seeds in potting mixture about 0.5 inches from each other. Water gently, keep soil moist, and place the seedlings in a sunny location. Carrot orange seeds can germinate in 7-14 day depending on the growing conditions.
Orange Carrot Thinning or Spacing
To maintain the desired distance, thin the orange carrot plant to about 2 to 3 inches.
When to Fertilize Orange Carrot
After 4-5 weeks of sowing, apply any organic fertilizer to carrot plants. Make sure that the fertilizer is low in nitrogen and high in potassium. Excess nitrogen in the soil can encourage leaf growth and not carrot growth.
Orange Carrot Plant Tips
Soil:- Carrots thrive in sandy soil with 6-7 pH.
Sunlight:- Orange Carrot plants need 6-8 hours of sunlight each day.
Water:- Carrot likes to have an average amount of water; it prefers to water only when the soil feels dry.
Temperature:- The ideal temperature to grow orange carrot plants is between 15-21 degrees Celsius.
Common pests:- Aphids, flea beetles and other insects can cause problems for the growth of carrot plants. Leaf blight, a common leaf disease in carrots, is called. To prevent these pests, you can use organic pesticide Neem oil.
Orange Carrot Harvest Time
The variety of carrot that you choose will determine the harvest time.
It takes approximately 55 days for this orange carrot variety to mature.
Before you harvest, make sure your carrots are at the right size. Then pull them gently.
Carrot Special Features
Common name – Gajar (gaajr)
Scientific name: Daucus carota
Companion planting – Tomatoes, Leeks and Beans, Amaranth
Plant height: 6-12 inches
Easy Level of Growth
Why are my carrot seeds not germinating?
Poor growing conditions can cause carrot seeds to not germinate. This includes not getting enough sunlight, not sowing seeds deep enough in the soil, not over- or underwatering, and not having enough water.
Do carrots require full sun?
For better growth, carrots need 6-8 hours of direct sunlight.
Can you eat leaves of carrots?
Yes, carrot leaves can be eaten. They can also be used to make pesto, sauce, and salad.
Why are my carrot seedlings collapsing in the first place?
Carrot plants may collapse due to overwatering and too many seedlings.
Why are my carrot plants’ leaves turning brown and curling up?
Potassium deficiency is characterized by leaves turning brown or curling.
Why is my carrots not growing correctly?
If the soil is not loose enough, carrots won’t grow well.
Indoor or outdoor storage of carrot plants?
Your carrot plants should be kept outside as they need at least 6 hours of sunshine.
Do carrots need special soil?
Although carrots don’t require special soil, they do need well-drained soil that is loose and fertile.