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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE CARROTS TO GERMINATE FROM SEED?
Carrot seeds can take anywhere from 14 to 21 days to sprout. In the vegetable garden world, this is a relatively long germination time.
There are three things to take into consideration when sowing carrot seeds that can affect your germination time.
Carrots germinate best when the soil temperature is between 55°F and 65°F. On the opposite end of the temperature spectrum, soil temps above 65°F will make carrots think it’s too warm for them to grow, so they’ll have poor germination rates.
Keeping the soil moist but not soaking while you’re waiting for carrot seeds to sprout is super important. If the soil gets too dry, the carrot seeds might dry out or have trouble bursting through the hardened soil surface.
A general rule of thumb is you should only plant a seed to a depth that’s about twice the width of the seed. For carrots, that means you’re only planting them 1/4″ deep.
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