CARROT THUMBELINA CLASSIC AND CUTE LITTLE CARROT DIRECT FROM THE PARIS MARKETS! $1.00

JUST A FEW CALORIES AND PACKED WITH VITAMINS! THESE BEAUTIES DESERVE A PLACE IN YOUR GARDEN! PERFECT FOR SMALL GARDENS, THOSE WITH ROCKY SOIL AND POTS!

These fantastic carrots have great disease resistance. these ones origiante from central Asia even though they are best know in the veggie markets of Paris! carrots are said to have originated in the 13th century. Used by the Romans and used by ancient Greeks as a stomach tonic.

Sow seed direct, keeping seeds moist, can cover with hessian or similar till germination which is usually about 5-6 days, then uncover to let light in. Rotate crops to prevent disease build-up. Cleaned carrots store well in cool conditions. Sow spring, summer and autumn, best not sown in heavy frost.

This one has an excellent flavour delicious for snacking on raw with or without dip. Other uses for this variety include grating it for use in sandwiches, coleslaws and salads, slicing and cooking it in casseroles and stir-fries, or dicing it as an addition to soups.

Carrots are rich in a pigment responsible for their orange colour known as Beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted by the body into Vitamin A, it’s such a good source in fact that you can get all the Vitamin A you need in a day from just a single carrot.

Grow Notes

Carrots can be planted in a garden bed that has previously grown a full crop – they like the soil and fertiliser found after the crop has been harvested. Or use a fresh bed for them!

Carrots need a good quality, well worked-over, friable (lightly textured) soil to produce a long, straight taproot. Carrots grown in clay and compacted soils will be stumpy and have multiple forks. Avoid feeding your Carrot plants too much fertiliser as this can also encourage forking.

Try to remove any small rocks from the soil too as they’ll cause forking if the carrot root grows into them. Carrots can be grown in full sun or in a location that receives light shade for part of the day.

Sow
Sow these Carrot seeds now and at any time during the year. Carrot seeds are quite small so mix with sand or fine potting mix prior to sowing or use a seed dispenser, seed tape or tool such as a damp toothpick if needing aid in sowing them.

Plant Carrot seed about 5mm deep. You can either sow several seed into each planting hole spaced 4cm apart or alternatively you can sow more densely along a trench, with rows 25cm apart.

After 4 weeks thin to healthy seedlings leaving about a 4cm gap between seedlings. Sow a few seed every week to ensure a continuing supply of delicious carrots.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Protect young seedlings from pests, pets and weather until they are established.

Germination
14-21 days at 10-30°C

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