Carrot seeds - Early Nantes is the favourite for successional sowing with blunt ended cylindrical roots and very small core. It has a superb flavour and beautiful colour this is a firm favourite with most gardeners. This is also an ideal variety to grow in troughs and planters if there is a limited amount of space available.
WHEN TO SOW
April to July
Where to Sow
Sow thinly direct into the growing site 2cm (¾"") deep in rows 30cm (12"") apart. If possible sow carefully so that thinning is not necessary .
What to do Next
Carrot fly is attracted by the smell whilst thinning, If you have to thin the seedlings, do so in the evening. Water before thinning and remove all the debris. Do not transplant. Aim for roots 5-7cm (2-3"") apart. Young Carrots can always be pulled alternately to 'thin as you eat'.
June to November
Early sowings can be made in a cold frame or under cloches. In mild areas, sow in October under cloches or frame for really early spring use.
High in antioxidant beta-carotene which coverts to vitamin A in the body.