Who knew you could have so much fun with carrots? You can always grow the traditional, large, orange-root types, but also have fun with the many different carrot now available for gardeners to grow from seed.
Classic orange-root carrots have been joined by new varieties in a rainbow of colors, ranging from red to white, yellow, and purple. They also come in a variety of shapes, including small, almost round, very large, and more cylindrical.
Carrots are loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene, both known as antioxidants and cancer fighters. Use carrots raw in salads, or explore their uses in Indian salads. The juice from carrots is the health-buff's staple. And they are, of course, fabulous in soups and stews or as a side dish. Cooking carrots makes the calcium in them more available, another nutritional bonus.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 6-15 inches tall
- Plant Width:
- 6-15 inches wide