This page talks about planting carrot seeds as well as growing the Danvers organic heirloom carrot.
Market gardeners in Danvers, Massachusetts, developed this variety. The root is a rich, dark orange and 6 to 8 inches long. A first-class carrot for all soils.
The Danvers is also a great carrot for growing in the fall/winter. In our plantings it has been the best all around carrot.
It is also a great carrot to use with your carrot juice recipe.
The Danvers is ready to harvest in about 60 days or so.
More on the Danvers: Widely adapted, productive, and heat-tolerant. Dark-orange roots 6-7 in. long, 2 in. at the shoulder, tapering to a blunt point. Especially suited to growing in clay soil, and the strong tops aid harvesting. Good storage variety.
Pictured right is the Cosmic Purple Carrot which is an organic heirloom.
Till your garden so that you have about 8 inches of good, loose dirt. Make sure to have all rocks and mulch removed. These can hinder the growing roots and make them grow crooked and thin, instead of straight and round.
Make rows one foot apart for three feet. Then you will want a foot path in order to work in your beet patch. Make a V trench using a hoe, about 1/4 inch deep. The seeds do not need to be very deep.
Plant the seeds about three inches apart.
Seeds should germinate in about 7 days but can take up to 21 days depending on temperature, water and soil conditions. When the seeds germinate and break surface, thin to 6 inches apart. The distance between the carrots will have a lot to do with the size of the beet.
Once the little plants form, keep the soil moist like brown sugar. When the root starts to form, make sure you keep it covered with dirt. If it is not, the uncovered part will not develop correctly and will be hard as well as un-eatable.
In about 60 days or so, your carrots should be ready to harvest. Carrots are good for freezing, canning, juicing and storage. They can last up to 90 days when stored in a cool environment.
Most people like to peel the carrot before eating it. More nutrients are available when the carrot is not peeled. But for me, it taste better when peeled.
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