Carrots are extremely high in beta carotene with small amounts of vitamin E. Carrots come in any colour, white, purple, red, orange, and yellow. The Greeks used them for a tonic for stomach problems. During the Medieval time carrot roots were branched, just like their wild origins. The Elizabethans used the flowers, fruits, and leaves as fashion accessories for dresses and hats. Carrots are known to be beneficial for asthma, general nervousness, dropsy, and skin disorders.
Cultivation: Germination of seeds is poor if soil is below 45F. Sow seeds 3/4″ deep and 4″ apart. Early seedlings need an open and sheltered position, main crops are less fussy. Carrots do not like rocky soil as it impacts how the root can grow.
Carrots love to be planted with onion, leeks, salsify, lettuce, radish, peas, and tomatoes. If you let carrots go to flower they attract hover-fly and other beneficial insects to the garden.