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This page talks about how to buy Doomsday Carrot Seeds from David's Garden Seeds®.
This section describes our Doomsday Carrot Seeds. It gives information about how many seeds you need for one person to survive for one year off of carrots only.
Carrots come in a variety of colors. There is the traditional red
carrot, but there is also red, purple, white and yellow. Growing an
off-color carrot may prevent a scavenger from scavenging from your
carrots. I know many people who will not eat a carrot that is any other
color than orange.
They grow relativity close to the ground and the edible part is actually grown in the ground. This makes it harder for a potential scavenger to see them.
As long as the ground does not freeze, they can be planted most anywhere. There are short stubby ones to fat long ones.
Carrots can take as little as 40 days to as many as 80 days to mature. But they can be eaten at most any size.
Carrots will keep for a long time in mild weather. They can also be canned or frozen. Once the carrots are mature, as long as the ground stays fairly dry, they can be left out and pulled as needed.
Assuming only 50 calories per cup of carrots and about 3 carrots to a cup means we would need 120 carrots per person per day for a 2,000 calorie diet.
The numbers I am providing are for one person assuming that all they have to eat are carrots. Hopefully, they have other things to eat as well.
So one person for one year, eating only carrots on a 2,000 calorie diet would need about 44,000 carrots a year.
I am sure that there is some disadvantage to this in that we would be getting too much of something.
So you would need about 50,000 carrot seeds a year.
150,000 carrot seeds the first few years to make sure you can grow them.
It takes two years for carrots to produce seeds. One carrot will produce about 100 seeds.
You would need about 100 seeds for 100 plants to produce enough seeds to grow your next crop.
The seeds can be kept three to four years before they start losing their virility.
Remember what I have given you here is for one person who only has carrots to eat for one year.
Most people will expect carrots to be orange. They may not realize they come in a rainbow of colors so planting more than just orange may throw potential scavengers off and the will leave your off color carrots alone.
Carrot Cosmic Purple 500 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Smooth purple skin with yellow/orange flesh, Cosmic Purple Carrots offer a sweet flavor and dinner plate appeal. Tapered roots are best harvested at 7 inches. Harvest in 80 days.
Cosmic purple is only available in packs of 500 since it is hard to find. It is the only open pollinated type we have been able to find.
Carrot Imperator 58 50000 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Excellent all-purpose carrot! Very flavorful, sweet and tender. Smooth, dark orange, standard long, thin type carrot usually 9 inches long by 1 ½ inches wide. This is the carrot usually found in your produce store. Performs best in loose soils. Stores well. Harvest in about 80 days to eat.
Carrot Lunar White 50000 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Unique, all white carrot through to its almost coreless center. Mild with a smooth flavor when eaten raw, when picked early. Really sweet when they are cooked! Deliciously sweet, Lunar White Carrots will soon become one of your garden favorites. Harvest in 65 days.
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maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific
locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and
nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's
performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in
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