Wednesday, 4 October 2017

In My Seed Box 2018 - Carrots


In 2017 the Carrot plan never really came together as my wife was taken into hospital and I never really got back on track. I've decided that 2018 is going to be the year of the carrots. I bought far to many carrot varieties in the Wyevale 50p seed sale but who can blame me when I'm getting £34.21 of carrot seeds for £6 or putting it another way 12 packs for the RRP of 2 it's a no brainer.

As planned last year, looking at the information from the packs below I will be sowing 7 row per bed at 300mm centres in the following order, based on their sow & harvest dates.

1st Bed  

Amsterdam 2 (Solo)          - Jan
Early Nantes 2                  - Jan

Nairobi                              - Jan
Cascade F1                      - Feb *
Early Scarlet Horn            - Feb
Early Nantes 2 Frubund   - Feb
Romance F1                     - Feb

Autumn King 2                  - Mar

2nd Bed 


Chartenay Red Cored      - Mar
Early Nantes 5                  - Mar

Jitka F1                             - Mar
Nandor F1                         - Mar *
Nigel F1 Hybrid                 - Mar
Paris Market - Atlas          - Mar *

Royal Chantenay 3           - Mar
St Valery                           - Mar


* Short ideal for starting  in loo rolls

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 - Sow By 7/2017
Early Nantes 5 - 6m seed tape = 5 rows - £2.99 - Mr Fothergill - Sow By12/2017

Nairobi - 500 Seeds - Marshalls Best Before 7/2017
Nantes 2 - Frubund x 2 packs - 500 seeds - £2.69 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2017
Nigel F1 Hybrid - 500 seeds - £2.29 - Thompson & Morgan Sow By 12/2017
Paris Market - Atlas - 2500 seeds - £1.99 - Thompson & Morgan  Sow By 12/2017
Sugarsnaps 54 F1 - 500 seeds - £1.99 - Unwins - Sow By 7/2017


Review Of Seed Stocks in Packets Sow By 2018/ 2020

Amsterdam 2 (Solo) - 1500 seeds - £2.19 - Mr Fothergills - Sow By 2020
Baby Chantenay (Cascade F1) 350 seeds - £2.80 - Mr Fothergills - Sow By 2020
Early Nantes 2 - 500 Seeds - £2.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2020
Early Nantes 2 Frubund - 500 Seeds - £2.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2020
Flyaway - 400 Seeds - £2.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2020
Nandor F1 Hybrid - 350 Seeds - £2.69 - Kew Urban Garden  Collection - Sow By 12/2019
Nigel F1 - 500 seeds - £2.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2020
Rainbow - 300 seeds - £ 2.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2020

Rainbow - 250 Seeds - £2.49 - Marshalls - Sow By 9/2019
Romance F1 - 400 Seeds - £2.99 Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2020
Sugarsnaps 54 F1 - 500 seeds - £2.80 - Mr Fothergills - Sow By2019

Alphabetical Listing

                                           Sowing            Harvest

Amsterdam 2 (Solo)         - Jan - July         Apr - Oct
Autumn King 2                 - Mar - Jul           Jun - Nov
Cascade F1                     -  Feb - Jul          Jun - Nov
Chartenay Red Cored      - Mar - Jun          May - Oct
Early Scarlet Horn           - Feb - Jun          May - Sep

Early Nantes 2                 - Jan - July          Jul - Dec
Early Nantes 2 Frubund  - Feb - Oct           Apr - Nov
Early Nantes 5                 - Mar - Jul           May - Oct
Flyaway                           - May - Jun         Aug - Oct

Jitka F1                            - Mar - Jul          Jun - Nov
Nandor F1                        - Mar - Jul          Jun - Oct
Nairobi                              - Jan - Jun         Jul - Nov
Nantes 2 - Frubund          - Feb - Oct         Apr - Nov
Nigel F1 Hybrid                - Mar - Jun         Jul - Dec
Paris Market - Atlas         - Mar - July         Jun - Oct

Rainbow                           - Apr - Jun          Jul - Oct - Thompson & Morgan
Rainbow Mix                    - Mar - Jun         Jun - Sep - Marshalls          
Romance F1                    - Feb - May        Jun - Sep          
Royal Chantenay 3          - Mar - Jun         Jun - Oct
St Valery                          - Mar - Jul          Jun - Nov
Sugarsnaps 54 F1           - Mar - Jul          Jun - Nov - Mr Fothergills

Sugarsnaps 54 F1           - Apr - Jun          Aug - Mar - Unwins


Sow Date Listing


                                           Sowing           

Amsterdam 2 (Solo)          - Jan

Early Nantes 2                  - Jan
Nairobi                              - Jan
Cascade F1                      - Feb
Early Scarlet Horn            - Feb
Early Nantes 2 Frubund   - Feb
Romance F1                     - Feb
Autumn King 2                  - Mar
Chartenay Red Cored      - Mar
Early Nantes 5                  - Mar
Jitka F1                             - Mar
Nandor F1                         - Mar
Nigel F1 Hybrid                 - Mar
Paris Market - Atlas          - Mar

Rainbow Mix                     - Mar - Marshalls
Royal Chantenay 3           - Mar
St Valery                           - Mar
Sugarsnaps 54 F1            - Mar

Rainbow                           - Apr - Thompson & Morgan
Sugarsnaps 54 F1            - Apr
Flyaway                            - May

Germination 10 - 21 days

Rows  250 - 300 apart


An interesting thread re the different sowing times for Sugarsnaps 54 F1 and Varieties that will over winter on the Grow Your Own Grapevine Carrot Confusion

Other cold tolerant varieties are Eskimo (T&M) and Marion (Marshalls),


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