How to Make Dried Carrots
Carrots are long-day plants, and only long-day can bolt. Carrots have a relatively developed root system, small leaf area, and relatively drought tolerant. The soil should be moist during germination, and the soil moisture should not be too much in the seedling or growing period, otherwise, the vigorous growth of leaves will affect the expansion of fleshy roots. The suitable temperature for carrot germination is 20-25 degrees Celsius, the suitable temperature for growth during the day is 18-23 degrees Celsius, and the suitable temperature at night is 13-18 degrees Celsius.
Sprinkle carrot seeds on the planting ground (the PH value should be in the loose soil of 5.5~7.5), cover with 1 cm of soil (preferably soil mixed with farmyard manure), and then cover with a layer of film. Water and seedlings usually emerge within 7 days. After the seedlings emerge, remember to water them often and not too dry. Generally, four or five leaves will grow in about ten days. At this point, the seedlings can be thinned or transplanted. Either way, keep about ten centimeters of growth space.
Carrots have black rot, sclerotinia, soft rot, and other diseases. Black rot is a fungal disease that destroys the roots, leaves, and petioles of succulent plants. The leaves are dark brown. In severe cases, leaves withered and dried carrots, and the lesions on the long side of the petiole were not obvious. When the humidity is high, the surface is densely covered with a black mold layer, and the fleshy roots are mostly infected. The root head forms irregular or round, slightly concave black spots, and in severe cases, the interior expands and turns black and rots; Sclerotinia sclerotiorum destroys the fleshy roots, softens and rots the affected parts, and produces white lint mycelium and black rat excrement on the surface. . Sclerotium; soft rot disease on the fleshy roots, the damaged part softens and rots, the juice overflows, and there is a foul smell. The main pests are carrot microtubule aphid and fennel swallowtail.
Carrots can be harvested in batches. During this period, according to the size of the carrots, the large ones can be harvested first, and the small ones can be harvested before continuing to grow. Although it can be harvested in batches, it should not be too late. If it is too late, the quality of the carrots will suffer and the taste will not be as tender.