Seeds - Carrot, Danvers 126 OG (HM)
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Description: One of the top selections for home gardeners! The bright orange flesh is nearly coreless and has a sweet flavour and tender texture. Uniform roots reach up to 8" long. This variety produces high yields in clay or heavy soils! An heirloom dating from the late 1800s.
Pack Size: 1/32 ounce
Latin Name: Daucus carota
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 65 - 87 days
Exposure: Full sun
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.