Do I need to thin out carrots seedlings?
Can you replant thinned carrot seedlings?
ANSWER: Yes, you can replant thinned carrots. Oftentimes, replanting carrot thinnings is not recommended, because the rate of success has been somewhat low for some gardeners. However, others have had lots of success with replanting their carrot seedlings, and have shared some tips that they learned along the way.
What happens if you don’t thin out carrots?
Without thinning, plants get crowded. Crowding causes competition for light, moisture, and nutrients, yielding a stressed, stretched, and sometimes mangled crop–especially true for carrots. Crowding also reduces airflow, which encourages fungal disease.
How far apart should carrots be thinned?
First look for the smallest and scrawniest plants to remove from the garden, or those that are growing right on top of one another. Thin the plants to about a thumb’s-width apart. Thin the carrots for a second time about a month later to about 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart.
How do you thin carrots sown?
Sow carrots directly into the ground. Make a seed drill (shallow trench) about 1cm deep using the edge of a hoe or trowel. Sow the seeds thinly along the bottom of the drill about 5-8cm apart. Cover them with soil, and water well using a watering can with a rose attached.