Saturday, 26 April 2008

Carrots



Carrots are in which have also been potted up for a few weeks in green house

Sowing
Sow 13mm (0.5in) deep in rows 15cm (6in) apart. Sow thinly to avoid thinning out, or thin to 5-7.5cm (2-3in) apart.
Early cultivars can be sown as soon as February or March under cloches or similar protection, but the main sowing season is from April to early July.



Growing
Be careful when thinning out to avoid carrot rootfly - they are attracted by the smell released when the skin is bruised.
Keep the soil evenly moist to avoid splitting.
Keep weeds at bay as carrots can easily be swamped by them.

Info from Royal Horticultural Society

Looks like the carrots have started growing as the first lot of shoots have appeared after just one week

carrot seeds shoots growing

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