How to grow Black Carrots at home

Updated: Jun 6


This guide will help you:

✅ Choose the right planter for black carrots.

✅ Make a potting mix for black carrots.

✅ Where to grow the Black carrot at home.

✅ And also give you a schedule to add nutrients and water for the plant.


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Sections in this article:

#1 Materials needed to grow Black carrot.

#2 Where do I grow black carrot at home?

#3 Starting my Black carrot plant.

#4 Caring for my Black carrot plant.

#5 Plant protection for my Black carrot



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Botanical Name : Brassica oleracea L. var. italica

Family :Brassicaceae

Native : Italy



Grow black carrots at home, terrace, balcony
Black carrots

Materials needed to grow Black carrot.

Soil: Well-drained organic soil sandy loam or enrich potting mixture (free from pest and disease)

pH: The ideal pH of the plant is 5.5 to 7

Planting container size: A good drainage 14 to 16-inch diameter and 16-18 deep inches ideal.


Where do I grow Black carrot at home?

Temperature: The ideal temperature range from 15 to 22 C

Sun light: The sun light requirement more than 6 hrs

Type of plants: Root crop 3-4 month

Climate : It is a cool-season crop in India commonly growing in cool weather conditions.



Starting my Black carrot plant.

Season: Best season for growing in winter (Jan, July, September, November, December)

Propagation: The carrots are propagated by Seeds.

Planting depth: 2.5-3cm depth then cover the seeds

Germination time: Germination starts from 20-25 days after the seed is sown.

Planting: The normal spacing between plant to plant 10cm to 15cm.



Caring for my Black carrot plant.

Water requirement: Watering once a day. Avoid the waterlogging condition.

Nutrient: Apply well decompose plant and animal waste manures and also bone meal or blood meals and also liquid fertilizers.

Harvest time: The baby carrot is ready for harvest within 80-90 days and the mature carrot 100-110 days after germination.

Edible part: Taproot

Plant life span: up to 5 months





Grow black carrots in container at home, terrace, balcony
Black carrots


Plant protection for my Black carrot

Major Pest ( Aphids, Flea beetles, carrot rust fly, and carrot weevil)

Management :

Organic methods to control Neem oil spray 2-5ml per/liter.

Spray the insecticide Imidacloprid 70 % WG 0.5 g / lit or 1-1.5 ml/ lit or azadirachtin 1.0% EC 3ml/ lit or pyrethroids 2.5ml per liter of water.


Major diseases

Leaf blight

Control to spray copper oxychloride 2g per liter of water or Mancozeb g/ lit of water.

Cercospora leaf spot

Spray along with neem oil 2ml per liter of water with copper oxychloride 2g per liter of water or Mancozeb g/ lit of water.

Sclerotinia rot

Before the store treat with sodium hypochlorite 1-2 % of solution

Bacterial soft rot :

After harvest treat before storage with sodium hypochlorite 1-2 % of solution


Plant care and maintenance
  • Apply regular organic nourishment for the plants

  • Weekly once neem spray to reduce the pest and diseases.

  • Plants require little water when necessary and avoid over watering.

  • Remove the older and unhealthy affected leaves and branches of plants and its give regular air circulation into the all the branches of plants its help full for disease-free plant



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