Seeds - Carrot, Paris Market
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Description: Short, stubby, TASTY carrots that grow well in clay soil and pots! This 19th-century French heirloom carrot is said to be one of the sweetest. Popular among chefs and market gardeners, as well as home gardeners.
Pack Size: 250 - 300 seeds
Latin Name: Daucus carota var. sativus
Alternative Names: Parmex Carrot
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 55 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 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.