Should you trim carrots?
Cut the greens off the top after harvest to about ¼ – ½ inches above the shoulder. This will help the carrot to keep longer as the greens can take moisture from the root. Carrots store best at 32-38 degrees F at 98% humidity.
Should you trim carrot tops while growing?
The first time to prune carrots is just after they germinate. This is the time when you can identify the stronger shoots from the weaker ones. After the weak plants are discerned, prune their tops in a process called thinning to prevent them from growing. Carrots are thinned again when the shoots reach 1 to 3 inches.
How do you prune a carrot plant?
How should the carrots be cut and why?
Cut crosswise into the lengths you want, usually 3 inches is a good standard. Then cut into sticks the thickness you like. Larger sticks are good for vegetable platters, and thin ones are good for salads or pickling. To make diced carrots, stack up the slices and cut across into however large a dice you would like.