Summer Carrot 'Nantes' Seed Tape - Seed
Enjoy delicious, sweet and healthy carrots from the garden
Carrot seed requires no previous treatment and the seed ribon is ready to use. Try sowing a row of carrots every three weeks. This will give you fresh carrots right through the season.Sowing method
Sow in the ground, preferably in full sun, from April until late September. Loosen the soil to at least 30 cm deep. Prepare a groove 1 cm deep. Insert a stake at each end of the row and run a string between them. Place the seed tape along the string and gently using your fingers cover the seed tape with 0.5 cm of soil. Press the soil lightly and sprinkle with water. Remove the string and place a marker at the beginning of the row with the name of the variety. Recommended spacing between rows: 20 cm. Germination time: 6 to 14 days.
Carrots are orange which is the colour of the Netherlands ‘Royals’. In the 17th century, ships of the VOC brought back with them a purple carrot discovered in Iran. The Dutch market gardeners, very patriotic, multiplied trials, successfully, to give an orange colour in carrots. These are however, in various colours.Cooking Tips
Carrots store well for at least ten days in the refrigerator. You can also deep freeze them. They can be cooked with potatoes, but do not cook for too long as they are best when the roots remain firm. Cooked in a Wok, sliced carrots are delicious. They are also delicious eaten raw in salads and are packed with vitamins, minerals and carotene which is a good antioxidant! Clean your carrots under running water by scrubbing with a nail brush.
No need to provide additional fertilizer to the roots to improve quality. Water more often during dry periods. Keep the plot weed free as this helps the roots to grow better.Harvesting method
The smell of slightly damaged carrots during harvesting attracts the carrot fly. To prevent damage to the harvest, harvest the entire row and not be tempted to pull a handful of carrots every few days. It is best to harvest with a fork. Simply place the fork along the plants and lift the earth to release the carrots. Summer carrots, harvest in the summer and winter carrots, you guessed it, in the winter!