The American grew the largest carrot in his garden and thereby set a world record. How did he manage to grow a vegetable weighing ten kilograms?
Large carrots are grown on loose, fertile soils. On heavy loams, it will not be able to show all its characteristics. The fetus may be deformed, not large.
Large vegetables are most often grown for laying for the winter. They are stored for a long time if they are placed in the basement, where the temperature is maintained at 5 C.
When it sown in April, a bunch of carrots can be obtained already in June, but young root crops have a yellowish color, they are not very sweet.
The fruit matures in August. The content of fructose and carotene in it is high: humidity 80%. Large carrots always please gardeners, but they are not always sweet and tasty.
example, one of the largest varieties is the Baltimore carrot variety, which is a hybrid. It was created by Dutch breeders.
The culture is early, the crop is harvested 90 days after the first sprouts have appeared. However, this variety does not reach such gigantic sizes.
According to the American who set the world record for growing giant carrots, the main conditions for success are soil quality, the right variety and weather conditions.
The young man decided not to stop there and grow the largest pumpkin and tomato.
Experienced farmers advise sowing carrots when the top layer of soil (10–15 cm) warms up to +8°C.
Maintain a distance between rows of 15–20 cm, and between plants – at least 4 cm. After 3 leaves appear, weak and underdeveloped sprouts are removed.