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How and what should you feed your carrots with in June, July and August in order to get a good harvest?


Carrots are quite unpretentious culture. And even it will grow and develop better if it is watered and fertilized on time.

Fertilization is necessary for good growth, proper nutrition of root crops, their immunity and a rich harvest.

It is important not only to add nutrients to the soil, but to do it correctly, with the expectation of bringing the maximum benefit to the plant. Including in the summer. Then the positive effect will not be long in coming. This article will tell you more about the nuances of feeding carrots.

How to properly fertilize a root crop for growth?

  1. Top dressing of carrots in early summer (June-July) is very important for good plant growth and development.
  2. The plant requires regular feeding and a sufficient amount of nutrients at the end of summer (August).
  3. Without additional nutrition, carrots will not be able to form properly and will die altogether.
  4. When applying fertilizer in summer, the quality of the soil should be taken into account. For better assimilation of nutrients, it is better to loosen the soil.
  5. Temperature extremes affect the active growth of plants. For fertilization, it is better to choose a period of stable temperature.
  6. Fertilize carrots during rain or watering. In this case, nutrients are better absorbed by root crops.
  7. The fertilizer for carrots must contain such elements as ash, boron, nitrogen, organic matter, phosphorus, potassium.

We suggest watching a video on how to properly fertilize carrots:

How many times can a vegetable be fed outdoors?

  • During the entire growth period, carrots should be fed four times.
  • Three main dressings are carried out in June. During this period, the initial phase of plant growth occurs. It more than ever needs nutrients: organic and mineral fertilizers.

Features of top dressing:

  1. The first feeding is carried out 3-4 weeks after germination... During this period, the necessary trace elements are selected for the growth of tops and the strengthening of the roots.
  2. Top dressing is repeated two weeks after fertilization.... During this period, drugs are introduced that contain phosphorus and potassium.
  3. The third feeding falls at the end of June - at the beginning of July... At this time, the root crop grows especially quickly and gains juice. To improve the ripening process, it is appropriate to use a mixture of wood ash.
  4. The fourth time carrots are fed a month before harvest... The beds are watered with a solution containing potassium or boron, complexes with calcium, phosphorus. These components become important at the final stage of crop development.

Ash

At the beginning of summer

  • Ash feeding is suitable for the very first stage of carrot fertilization.
  • Ash obtained from burning leaves and grass contains potassium, calcium and phosphorus. These elements are enough to nourish root crops.
  • In order for the substances to get into the root crop faster, an ash solution is prepared.

Proportions:

  • 200 g of substance.
  • 3 liters of boiling water.

Cooking process:

  1. Mix the components.
  2. Insist for 24 hours.
  3. Add 10 liters of water.

Application scheme:

  1. Water the soil first.
  2. Make indentations between the rows.
  3. Pour the solution into the recesses.

Ash can be applied dry to the ground. Proportions: 2 handfuls of dry ash per 1 square meter of area.

Application scheme:

  1. Spread over the surface of the bed.
  2. Sprinkle earth with a rake.

At the end

  • Used when watering.
  • Improves the flavor and size of root vegetables at the final stage of crop formation.

Proportions:

  • A glass of dry ash.
  • 3 liters of water.

Cooking process:

  1. Mix the components.
  2. Let it brew.

Application scheme:

  1. Water the soil first.
  2. Make indentations between the rows.
  3. Pour the solution into the recesses.

Boron

  • Recommended for use in July.
  • When used correctly, root vegetables will develop a sweet taste.

Proportions:

  • 1 sheet of hot water.
  • 1 teaspoon boric acid.

Cooking process:

  1. Mix the components.
  2. Let it brew.

Application scheme: The solution is used to spray the foliage.

We offer you to watch a video about the use of boric acid as a fertilizer for carrots:

Nitrogen

June and July

  • Preferably used in early summer to support root crop development.
  • Carotene and protein of nitrogen-containing solutions improve the taste and nutritional composition of the future harvest.
  • Nitrogen helps the tops become thick and massive.
  • With an excess of nitrogen during this period, sugar in carrots decreases, it becomes watery, the harvest is worse stored.
  • Lack of nitrogen affects the color of leaves and stems. They may turn yellow.
  • The fruits grow dry and small.

In August

  • Small amounts of nitrogen are added in August.
  • With an excess of nitrogen during this period, the fruits can become large and friable with a bitter taste. The safety of the crop will also decrease.

Weed infusion

  • Infusion of weeds, in particular nettle, is an excellent folk remedy for fertilizing carrots.
  • It is introduced at the stage of root crop formation.
  • It has a positive effect on sugar saturation.

Phosphorus

At the beginning of summer

  • The introduction of phosphorus in June is the basis for the rapid growth of the plant.
  • The element saturates the plant with sugar, gives a beautiful orange color, accumulates keratin.
  • Protects against decay.
  • With a lack of phosphorus, the leaves acquire reddish or purple stripes and spots, curl and dry out. The fruit grows small, with a weak root system and poor taste.

At the end

In August, when there is an active formation of the crop, phosphorus in carrots is necessary. It has a positive effect on the sugar content and taste characteristics of the root vegetable.

Fertilization proportions:

  • 15 g of urea.
  • 20 g of potassium nitrate.
  • 15 g double superphosphate.
  • 10 liters of water.

Cooking process: mix the components.

Application scheme:

  1. Water in a small amount under the root of the plant.
  2. The volume is sufficient for 10 square meters of area.

Potassium

  • Entering the plant, potassium helps to retain moisture and has a positive effect on the shelf life of root crops.
  • It is necessary for the growth of the root system, the future storage of the crop.
  • If potassium is low, the carrot stops growing, the peel hardens, the fruit becomes fibrous, and pests attack the tops.

Fertilizer proportions (for the first feeding):

  • 25 g of ammonium nitrate.
  • 30 g superphosphate.
  • 30 g of potassium salt.
  • 10 liters of water.

Cooking process: mix the components.

Application scheme:

  1. Water in a small amount under the root of the plant.
  2. The volume is sufficient for 10 square meters of area.

Fertilizer proportions (for the second feeding):

  • 30 g of granular potassium sulfate.
  • 10 liters of water.

Cooking process: mix the components.

Application scheme:

  1. Water in a small amount under the root of the plant.
  2. Apply to wet soil.
  3. The volume is sufficient for 1 square meter of area.

What can not be fertilized with?

It is better not to use chlorine and chlorine containing fertilizers... Accumulated substances can lead to food poisoning.

Consequences of errors when applying top dressing

  • An improperly prepared solution can cause the solution to kill the crop.
  • The combination of organic matter with a large amount of minerals can turn a plant into an unnatural, unhealthy product for the body.
  • Fertilizing too often can damage the root crop.
  • Lack of fertilization will deprive the plant of the ability to grow and develop normally.

Fertilize carrots throughout the entire period of growth and development.... This must be done consistently, trying to adhere to a clear schedule for the introduction of organic and mineral substances. The result will not be long in coming. A harvest of juicy, sweet, tasty and pleasant-looking root crops will be the best reward for your labor.


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