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Brighten Up Your Veggie Patch With Rainbow Carrots

Now that it's March, we all know that spring is just around the corner. And with that comes preparation for gardening season. If you're looking to plant something special this year I've got just the thing for you. It's rainbow carrots.

Forget the boring orange variety and go for bold with all the lovely colors of the rainbow. They're not only pretty to look at but yummy, too.

My fiancé is such a carrot lover.

So wouldn't it be great if I planted these in our garden and then just surprised him at the dinner table? Yes!

There are plenty of different varieties of these beauties you can plant.

Red Core Chantenay, Scarlet Nantes, Kyoto Red, Snow White, Solar Yellow, Cosmic Purple, and Little Fingers are just a few of the types available.

And guess what? You can actually buy the seeds on Etsy.

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They sell packages that consist of 350 non-GMO heirloom seeds that are grown in the United States. Wow!

That sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

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The fabulous colors can range from dark reds to oranges and yellows, and even a shocking purple color. Nice!

The good news is they're actually easy to grow.

When you get the seeds, you'll have to surface sow them onto rich compost and keep them moist to grow properly.

And believe it or not, carrots like to grow under cooler conditions.

So make sure you plant them in the early spring or even fall for best results.

They will end up maturing in about 70 days.

They also need loose, light, and airy soil. You should add sand to the soil for optimal conditions.

Carrots actually love growing in full sunlight, but they can also tolerate a moderate amount of shade.

They're a fairly low-maintenance vegetable, so you shouldn't have too much trouble growing them in your garden.

Once they fully grow, I'm sure you can come up with plenty of fabulous dishes to make with them.

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My mouth is watering just thinking of munching on some.

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