Get this collection of great tasting, quality carrots to see you through the whole harvesting season between May and November.
‘Amsterdam 2 Sweetheart’ – Superbly sweet and very early, has a great colour and is practically coreless, especially when young.
‘Nantes 2’ – Juicy summer carrots with excellent colour and texture.
‘Nandor’ – A quick maturer, gives excellent yields of sweet tasty roots which are delicious cooked or used in salads.
‘Autumn King 2’ – A splendid maincrop variety with has large heavy roots that can be lifted from late summer through into winter.
Carrots are best sown in situ. Temperatures should be above 5°C (41°F) but germinate faster in temperatures above 10°C (50°F).
Use a cloche to warm up soil beforehand. Sow seeds thinly in dills 15cm (6in) apart and 1cm (0.5in) deep. Thin out during the evening to 5 to 8cm (2 to 3in) apart.
Erect a 60cm (24in) fleece fence around your patch to protect crop from carrot root fly. It’s important to weed regularly when plants are young.
Hand weed to avoid root damage from hoes. Once a canopy has been formed weeds should become suppressed. Keep soil moisture consistent as the roots could split if sporadically overwatered.