Seeds - Carrot, Atomic Red OG
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Description: These bright red carrots are sure to create a bang! The eye-catching hue comes from lycopene, a cancer-preventing antioxidant. Cooking brightens their color and flavor. Combine with white and yellow carrots for an amazing display. These Imperator-type carrots average 8 - 10" long.
Pack Size: 1/32 ounce
Latin Name: Daucus carota
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 70 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 20 cm (10 inches) roots
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 14 - 21 days (or longer in cooler soil). Light, daily watering will improve germination.
Sowing: Direct seed once soil can be worked (12° - 21°C). Carrots do not do well seeded indoors or in starter trays.
Planting Depth: 1/4”.
Spacing: Sow seeds 1/2” apart in rows 12" apart. Thin to 2” when tops are 2” tall.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well-suited for mixed planters.
Fertilizing (Containers): Plant in a composty, well-draining potting mix. Add up to 25% Sea Soil to the potting mix.
Watering (Containers): Water deeply as required.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.
Watering (Garden): Water new transplants regularly to establish roots. Once established, water deeply as required.
Companion Planting: Dill and Cilantro are said to be harmful to carrots because of a substance that is excreted through their roots.
Harvesting: Harvest just after a frost for best flavour.
Suitability for Indoors: Carrots are a specialized project for indoor growing.
What about Grow Lights? Grow lights are required to grow this crop indoors.