CARROT EARLY - EARLY NANTES 5 - organic seeds
Out of stock A fast maturing variety, perfect for early sowings, producing blunt tipped medium length roots with almost no core. Exceptionally sweet, perfect for summer salads or accompanying new potatoes.
Height: 14-16 inches
Spacing: 2-3 inches between plants, 12-14 inches between rows
Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2 inch
Sun/Shade: full sun
Germination: 10-15 days
Days To Maturity: 60
Dig or till the carrot bed deeply when the soil is on the dry side to avoid making lumps.
Work the soil to a fine texture 10-15cm (6-10 in.) deep.
Avoid freshly-manured soil, which may produce hairy, rough roots and will cause forks and splits;
Sow seed thinly in rows, 1cm (1/2 in.) deep, 20-30cm between the rows as soon as the danger of hard frost has passed. Try to get about 4 seeds per 2cm (1 in.).
Thin to 16-20 carrots per 30 cm (1ft.) as this variety is picked young and small.
Keep weeded and watered.
Dispose of any thinned seedlings to avoid attracting Carrot Fly.
As they grow, push soil up over any exposed roots to prevent a green shoulder.
Can be companion planted between onions or with marigolds to help reduce Carrot Fly problems.
Packet 100 seeds