«Kyiv Winter» - Organic Carrot Seeds
Mid-ripening variety, up to technical ripeness 67-98 days. Roots are elongated-cylindrical with a tip, up to 15 cm long, weighing 100-172 grams. The flesh is bright orange, juicy, tender, fragrant, high in carotene.
Organic Carrot «Moscow Winter»Mid-ripening variety, up to technical ripeness 67-98 days. Roots are elongated-cylindrical with a tip, up to 15 cm long, weighing 100-172 grams. The flesh is bright orange, juicy, tender, fragrant, high in carotene.
The variety is suitable for fresh consumption, processing and long-term storage. Seeds are suitable for sowing for the winter. Culture is demanding for moisture and fertile, loose soils. To obtain amicable shoots, it is recommended that the seeds be moistened in water at room temperature for 24 hours, then dried at a temperature of 15-16°C until flowability, and sowed in wet soil to a depth of 2-3 cm. The seeding rate is 0.3 g/m².
How to GrowThe most difficult thing about learning about growing carrots is understanding how to avoid the carrot root fly. The root fly is attracted to the carrots by the smell of the foliage which is more intense after any job you have to do on them. The idea therefore is sow as close as you can to the correct distances and to protect the crop.
Carrots require a very fine soil without any large stones or obstacles. The soil should be light and sandy if possible and not recently manured. Carrots are bad competitors with weeds so you want as weed free an environment as possible. The stale seedbed technique is a good organic solution where the bed is cleared and prepared and left for any weed seeds present to germinate. Hoe or rake out the young weeds before you plant your carrot seeds.
Sowing carrots seeds in a fine seed bedWhen sowing your seeds you want to get them as close as you can to the correct spacing as removing any unwanted plants will attract the carrot fly. Carrot seeds are very small and difficult to sow thinly so here's a trick: Mix your carrot seed with sand at a ratio of 100 to 1, that's about a quarter teaspoon of carrot seed to a quarter cup of sand. Sow your carrot seeds in shallow drills about 2cm deep. Spacing for carrots is 3-4cm between plants and 20-25cm between rows. They should start to pop their heads above the ground in approx 17 days.