Carrot Seeds

CarrotGrowing suggestions for carrot seeds

Direct sow carrot seeds 1cm deep into weed-free soil with a fine tilth in drills 30cm apart, aiming for a seed spacing of 1cm. When the plants are 3cm tall, thin to final spacing. Cover early sowings with cloches to warm the soil.

Top tips: mix with some beetroot seed (which will germinate faster) to spot the rows for early weeding; cover with fleece or mesh to prevent carrot fly.

Growing calendar

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Crop facts

Carrots are of the species¬†Daucus carota, which includes its wild relative, ‘wild carrot’ or Queen Anne’s Lace. Carrot plants were originally grown for their aromatic leaves and seeds – carrot seed has been found in Southern Germany and dated to 2-3000 BC. The root vegetable that we know as carrot today, was not bred until around the first century in Afghanistan. The original colour of carrots was purple and yellow, with the bright orange cultivars not becoming common until the seventeenth century.

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There is a very high demand for seed at the moment so we are doing our best to keep up with orders and packeting up more seeds. As such we are only accepting a certain amount of orders per day.

Our online shop will be open from 9am each day and we will close it once we have reached our capacity, we have also had to put limits on the amount of any one variety per order (3) and of total order amount (£50), to try to be as fair as possible to all our customers.

Thanks for your patience - we hope you and your loved ones are fit and healthy during this challenging time.

P.S. we apologise in advance if you happen to be in the middle of placing an order when we shut down the shop, and understand how frustrating this would be, but it will inevitably happen to some

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