Updated: Feb 22
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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Botanical Name : Brassica oleracea L. var. italica
Native : Italy
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
Plant protection for my Black carrot
Major Pest ( Aphids, Flea beetles, carrot rust fly, and carrot weevil)
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.
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.
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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