Saturday, 1 April 2017

In My Seed Box 2017 - Carrots


last year I had some very strange looking carrots, and I normally only grow a half beds worth, indeed the plan up until this review was to do same this year, however looking at the information from the packs below I will be sowing 7 row at 300mm centres in the following order, based on their harvest dates.

Nantes 2 - Frubund 
Early Scarlet Horn 
Chartenay Red Cored
Early Nantes 5
Paris Market - Atlas   
Royal Chantenay 3    
Nigel F1 Hybrid

If space becomes clear

Jitka F1        
St Valery  
Sugarsnaps 54 F1

Review Of Seed Stocks in Zippy Bags

Chantenay Red Cored

St Valery - Sarah Raven Collection - sow by 2017

Jitka F1 - Sarah Raven Collection - sow by 2017

Royal Chantenay 3 - Sarah Raven Collection - sow by 2017


Review Of Seed Stocks in Packets Sow By 2016/ 2017

Early Scarlet Horn - 1500 seeds - £1.49 - Unwins - best before 7/2017
Early Nantes 5 - 6m seed tape = 5 rows - £2.99 - Mr Fothergill - best before 12/2017
Nantes 2 - Frubund x 2 packs - 500 seeds - £2.69 - Thompson & Morgan - best before 12/2017
Nigel F1 Hybrid - 500 seeds - £2.29 - Thompson & Morgan  best before 12/2017
Paris Market - Atlas - 2500 seeds - £1.99 - Thompson & Morgan  best before 12/2017
Sugarsnaps 54 F1 - 500 seeds - £1.99 - Unwins - best before 7/2017

                                      Sowing            Harvest
Chartenay Red Cored - Mar - Jun          May - Oct
Early Scarlet Horn       - Feb - Jun          May - Sep
Early Nantes 5            - Mar - Jul           May - Oct
Jitka F1                       - Mar - Jul          Jun - Nov
Nantes 2 - Frubund     - Feb - Oct         Apr - Nov
Nigel F1 Hybrid           - Mar - Jun         Jul - Dec
Paris Market - Atlas    - Mar - July        Jun - Oct
Royal Chantenay 3     - Mar - Jun        Jun - Oct
St Valery                     - Mar - July        Jun - Nov
Sugarsnaps 54 F1      - April - June      Aug - Mar
Germination 14 - 21 days

Rows  250 - 300 apart


Update as the result of a thread about blogging on the Grapevine 21/04/2017

What got me was the difference in the sowing and harvesting dates for some varieties, next year I intend to sow Nantes 2 - Frubund   Sow ~ Feb - Oct  Harvest ~ Apr - Nov in Feb and March the rest are from March. It's also made me think about what other carrots can be sown beyond the June July end date that most have?.

I also better remind myself that Sugarsnaps 54 F1 can be harvested well into the following year!


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