It’s Not Too Late to Plant Winter Carrots

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Winter carrots, harvested around January or February are a sweet treat in the Willamette Valley.  If you plant seeds now, you can savor home grown carrots, too–perhaps ready in February or even March, depending on our winter conditions.

Sprinkle a general all purpose fertilizer on  your soil at the time of planting to replenish it from the summer.  Plant seeds about 1/4 inch deep.  Germination takes much longer now than it does in the summer.

I planted mine 21 days ago, and here is how the seedlings look now.  They are tiny, barely emerging from the ground, only a few millimeters high. Carrot seedling

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Stephanie Koski

Stephanie is a retired physician, mother to three boys, and an avid gardener with many hobbies and interests. She lives outside of Salem, Oregon, in the mid-Willamette Valley. Stephanie does all of the photography and writing for this website, and all content is original and copyrighted.

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