How to Grow Carrot Companion Crops

Did you know that gardeners purposely grow some plants together to help produce the healthiest crops? Find out how companion gardening can help your carrots grow.

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4. Plant baby carrot seeds.

Sprinkle seeds along the outer trenches and cover them with a little soil. If you space out the seeds, then there will be no need for thinning later, which releases a carrot smell.

Sprinkle Carrot Seeds in Formed TrenchesEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

5. Sow salad leek seeds.

Place into soil individually, 6 inches (15 cm) apart into the middle trench.

Leek Seeds Ready for PlantingEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

6. Put in sticks along the edges of crate.

This will hold up a polyethylene bag cover and encourage germination. The cover should be removed once the seedlings appear.

Allow Seeds to GerninateEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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