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Growing carrots

by Diane - January 18th, 2013.
Filed under: Dobies.

Match the carrot seed to your soil.

Long root carrots like Nantes need a good depth of sandy stone free soil.
Shorter growing ones including golf ball type are more suited to heavier soils.

They like a nice fine soil with no lumps, stones or manure pieces in. Things in the soil will cause carrots to grow funny to avoid them. Last year’s manure will provide enough nutrients – but make sure it’s finely broken down for best roots.
Leaf mould that is well rotted can be added to containers or soil to help create a lovely bed for carrots. Some people add sand to the soil.

Thinly sow carrot seed. Thin carrots out when they start to appear. If they are too densely packed they become more twisty and you don’t get good carrots. 5cm apart is enough. Keep them weed free too so there’s less competition for water, soil and light.

Use fine mesh to avoid carrot fly. Some people intersperse the carrots with onions or chives to hide the smell.

Harvest and enjoy!

Carrot Amsterdam Forcing 3 Seeds £1.09

Carrot Amsterdam Forcing 3 Seeds – Triple Pack £2.49

Carrot Artemis F1 Seeds £1.79

Carrot Atlas Seeds £1.29

Carrot Autumn King 2 Seeds £1.09

Carrot Autumn King 2 Seeds – Triple Pack £2.49

Carrot Chantenay Red Cored Royal 2 Seeds £0.99

Carrot Chantenay Red Cored Royal 2 Seeds – Triple Pack £2.39

Carrot Creme De Lite F1 Seeds £1.99

Carrot Early Nantes 5 Seeds £0.99

Carrot Eskimo F1 Seeds £1.69

Carrot Flyaway F1 Seed £1.45

Carrot Flyaway F1 Seeds £1.39

Carrot Ideal Seeds £1.39

Carrot Maestro F1 Seeds £2.09

Carrot Nantes 2 Mars – ORGANIC SEEDS £1.29

Carrot Parano F1 Seeds £1.99

Carrot Patio Planters £14.99

Carrot Patio Planters £24.98

Carrot Patio Planters plus FREE Seed £14.99

Carrot Patio Planters plus FREE seeds £26.98

Carrot Purple Haze F1 Seeds £1.99

Carrot Rainbow F1 Seeds £1.69

Carrot Rocket F1 Seeds £1.79

Carrot Samurai Seeds £0.88

Carrot St Valery Seeds £0.57

Carrot Sugarsnax 54 F1 Seeds £1.79

Carrot Trevor F1 Seeds £1.99