Carrots are Not Germinating?

Carrots are Not Germinating?

Why are those carrots not germinating?  This is a common perceived problem when planting carrots. Carrots have a slow germination rate and can take up to 30 days for germination to take place. It’s important to either use a companion plant that germinates fast or mark that spot where those seeds were planted.  Radishes make a good companion plant.  When the radishes are ready to harvest, the carrots are just beginning to germinate. To learn more about companion planting and growing great vegetables get my book ‘Garden the Organic Way’ https://gardentheorganicway.etsy.com

I also have a companion planting blog which will give you a good start on how to proceed, follow the link https://www.gardeningtheorganicway.com/planning-the-garden/companion-planting/

Another reason why carrots are not germinating is they can easily get planted too deep. The seeds are very small and somewhat flat. As a result they can fall through the soil crevices and end up to deep to germinate. If this happens, unexpectedly the carrots may germinate many months later when the top layer of soil washes away or has been disturbed bringing the seed to the top.

See my video on YouTube along with many other informative tips about gardening.