Hello new to group. We live on a small farm in South Texas. We raise a few animals and garden. I love to garden and do well with most that I grow, but for some reason carrots do not like me! Can not grow them to save my life.
Welcome from the Tyler, Texas area. I lived most of my life in southeast Texas. Have lived in Longview twice, now after 30 plus years, I’m back up here. Don’t feel bad about carrots, they elude me also. You can grow most anything in south Texas. The Rio Grande Valley is sub tropical, south Texas has a great winter growing season. Would love to hear more about your farm.
i'm not a carrot expert. i suspect it might be a bit late down there for starting them unless you just want some tiny ones for quick eating. soil moisture levels are critical for getting good germination. what type of garden soil do you have and what have you tried?
Yes you can grow carrots ~ prepare some nice soil (about 6 or 8" of nice soil) in a spot not subject to great wind that will blow the soil away ~ plant the seeds ~ I'd say 1/2" deep ~ the seed packet might say 1/4" but ~ keep it damp, don't let the top layer dry out use plenty of compost so it stays damp and warm ~ do this when the weather there is no longer frosting ~ they have to sprout ~ plant them in a bed next to your radishes ~ and welcome ```