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
Only wash the roots under the tap to clean them. Do not peel as this will help retain the rich purple colour when cooked.
High in antioxidant beta-caroten which converts to vitamin A in the body.