Seeds - Carrot, Dulcinea OG
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Description: A garden workhorse! These are generously-sized carrots with excellent storage capability. Sow throughout the season for a continual supply. The fall-time harvest has the sweetest flavour, but these taste great all season.
Interesting fact: Carrots were purple before they were orange! In fact, purple carrots date back thousands of years. Aside from their flavour and beauty, purple carrots are loaded with unique antioxidants called anthocyanins (common to purple fruits and berries; not present in orange carrots). Anthocyanins are associated with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-carcinogenic benefits when consumed regularly.
Pack Size: 450 seeds
Latin Name: Daucus carrota var. sativus
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 60 days
Exposure: Full sun
Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 7 days at 23°/ 21 days at 10°. Light, daily watering will improve germination.
Sowing: Direct seed once the 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.