How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Carrots are usually ready for harvest in about 90 days after seeding. Harvest when roots are of
good size but still tender. Carrots can be stored in the ground during the winter months unless the
soil freezes. If carrots are allowed to stay too long in the soil, however, they may become overmature,
tough, and possibly crack.
To determine if carrots are ready to harvest, check the roots by digging the soil back around the
carrot top. Don't pull carrots up by the foliage because the roots will usually break off. Dig
them out with a garden fork or trowel and gently ease them out.
Carrots taste best when eaten just
after harvest. Young carrots can also be canned, frozen, or dried.
Dig out carrots and gently ease them out