Soil and its Preparation :
Carrots do well in well drained, deep, loose and Loamy soils. Looseness of soils helps in the production of good round-shaped roots and a high yield. After ploughing or hoeing the field to a fine tilt beds of convenient size are made.
Sowing time and Seed Rate :
Carrots are sown from the beginning of March to September the optimum time being August in cold areas while from the middle of August to November in warm areas. The seed rate varies from 7 to 9 Kgs per hectare according to the thickness of sowing/ broadcasting.
Methods of Sowing :
Carrots are sown in raised beds having dimension of 1 metre breadth, any convenient length and raised from 15 to 30 cms. In order to have an evenly sown crop the seeds are mixed with dry/ loose soil. Generally there are two methods of sowing as described below :-