Heirloom Garden Seeds: Open-Pollinated, Untreated and Non-GMO
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Root Vegetables

CARROTS: Easy to grow. Surface sow seed on well - drained and well - worked garden soil in spring and tamp down firmly. Light soil like sandy soil and peat - types are best. Thinning the seedlings to 2 - 3" apart is the key to a good carrot crop. Tedious work but worth it! Daucus carota ⅛ oz packet sows 35 ft; 1 oz, 280 ft. 1 gram packet has more than 600 seeds and sows about 10 ft. Carrots average 18,000 seeds/oz with significant variations among varieties. Culture: Very hardy. Early carrots can be sown by late April. Can take up to 3 weeks to germinate; keep rows from drying out for faster emergence. Sow carrots for winter storage in mid - late June. Thinning is critical: At 3" high thin to ½" apart, at 6" thin again to 1" apart. Minimal germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60 – 85°, optimal temperature 80°. Emergence takes 17 days at 50°, 10 days at 59°, 6 days at 77°, 48% normal seedlings at 41°, 96% normal at 68°