Growing Carrots in Your Survival Garden

I’ve had rotten luck growing carrots. How about you? They’re tricky. But after reading Jackie Clay-Atkinson’s article in the May-June issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” (issue #153), I’m tempted to give them another try.

Jackie’s article is a mini primer on growing carrots in your survival garden. Not only does she give growing tips, but several recipes are included, too.

Did you know?

  • Carrots grow best when planted in warm soil.
  • You should keep carrots well watered.
  • There are several ways to store or preserve carrots.
Get more details in the article llinked below. What follows is a brief exerpt.


How to grow great carrots

By Jackie Clay-Atkinson

Carrots are an old-time homesteader favorite. They can be frozen, canned, dehydrated, or simply stored in a cool location.

They are nutritious, too, being a great source of beta carotene (vitamin A), folate, and vitamin K. Carrots rank well for their mineral content: calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. Carrots’ trace minerals are fluoride, manganese, zinc, selenium, and copper. They also contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. 1-800-835-2418.


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Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.