Tuesday, 26 November 2019

In My Seed Box for 2020 - Carrots


My planned year of the carrots in 2019 didn't happen. I bought far too many carrot varieties in the Wyevale 50p seed sale in 2017 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.

I could not resist the four packs of Carter Seeds from Poundland that were being sold off at 10p a pack, so I have added them to the list below

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
Amsterdam 3                    - Jan
Early Nantes 2                  - Jan
Nairobi                               - Jan
Early Scarlet Horn             - Feb
Early Nantes 2 Frubund    - Feb
Romance F1                     - Feb
Cascade F1                      - Feb

2nd Bed

Autumn King 2                  - Mar
Chartenay Red Cored       - Mar
Early Nantes 5                  - Mar
Jitka F1                             - Mar
Nigel F1 Hybrid                 - Mar
Paris Market – Atlas          - Mar
Royal Chantenay 3           - Mar
St Valery                           - Mar

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 Nantes2 - 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

Review Of Seed Stocks in Packets Sow By 2021

Amsterdam 3   - 400 seeds - 10p Poundland Carters Tested Seeds - Sow by 7/2021
Autumn King 2 - 400 Seeds - 10p Poundland Carters Tested Seeds - Sow by 7/2021
Early Nantes 5 - 400 Seeds - 10p Poundland Carters Tested Seeds - Sow by 7/2021
Rondo              - 400 Seeds - 10p Poundland Carters Tested Seeds - Sow by 7/2021

Alphabetical Listing

                                            Sowing            Harvest
Amsterdam 2 (Solo)          - Jan – July         Apr - Oct
Amsterdam 3                     - 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
Rondo
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

*  Short ideal for starting in loo rolls

Sow Date Listing
                                        Sowing

Amsterdam 2 (Solo)         - Jan
Amsterdam 3                    - 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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