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We sow carrots in September, November and January (Canterbury climate) for a year round supply of carrots.


SOWING GUIDE

Sow directly for best results.

We sow carrots into a garden bed after brassica have been harvested. Before planting the brassica (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage etc.) the bed got a generous amount of compost and some composted sheep manure for those heavy nitrogen feeder. Then we simply make rows for the carrots once the brassica have been harvested and do not add any more compost to get a great root crop.

Make small depression and water the bed well. The success rate is very high so sow them sparingly into those depressions.

Cover with a thin layer of seed raising mix or soil. Water well and cover with a wet sack. We use thick moving blankest to keep the moisture in.

Uncover after 7 (summer sowing) - 14 days (spring sowing) and cover with bird netting to prevent birds from scratching up the wee seedlings. Keep bed well watered (once a day) for another week to ensure a high strike rate.

Thin carrots, water and weed the patch every 2-4 weeks. Apply mulch between the rows to keep weeds down and to retain moisture. The first thinning does not result in a harvest, but every successive thinning will give you yummy carrots to munch on.


Image below: freshly weeded and thinned carrot seedlings growing well.




Image below: Thinning of our winter crop results in a decent harvest in autumn.




Image below: Nicely spaced carrots growing well.

Data sheet

Ingredients
2000 seeds per pack

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