An early kind. Vegetable roots are cylindrical and have a blunt end. The flesh is orange-red, the core is small.
Carrots do not tend to split even if they overstay in the soil. Suitable for early harvest growing.
1,0 g contains approximately 800-1000 seeds.
* How to grow carrots.
First of all, I would like to note that carrots are an extremely photophilous plant. The brighter the place, the easier it is to grow and the more often it can sit.
You can sow carrots before winter from September 15 to September 30 (but it’s better not to do this, often the seeds freeze out, and there is no special germination rate compared to early spring crops).
In the spring, sowing carrots can be started from April 15, but it is most advisable to sow in warm ground, after about May 5. The end of sowing is May 31.
Harvesting for storage takes place in September. The main criterion for harvesting is that fresh leaves begin to appear on the carrots, and small hairs begin to appear on the root. This indicates that the carrots need to be harvested. Such carrots must be dried well, otherwise they will grow.
If you have harvested carrots before the above signs appear, you can be calm: they will not grow. When harvesting carrots for storage, it is better not to cut the tops, but to break them off with your hands, making twisting movements, with a slight break. It also hinders its growth.
Soil preparation. Carrots, like all other root crops, love loose, well-drained soil.
For its preparation, 1 bucket of manure humus, 1 bucket of peat or soddy soil, 1 bucket of sand, 1 bucket of overripe sawdust (this is optional, can be replaced with peat), 1 liter of garden lime (dolomite flour), 1/2 liters of ash, 1 tablespoon of superphosphate, 1 tablespoon of nitroamophoska and 1 teaspoon of potash fertilizers. All this is carefully dug up and formed into ridges 45-50 centimeters wide.
Sowing seeds. Sowing seeds is carried out in 3 longitudinal rows 1/2 cm deep, carried out in such a way that one of them runs in the middle of the ridge, and 2 others at a distance of 5 cm from the edge. Seeds are scattered in a pinch with a consumption of 1 gram per 3 linear meters.
Next, the seeds are covered with the same soil. The ridges are watered and lightly sprinkled with well-rotted peat or soddy soil.
Since carrot seeds germinate very poorly, it is advisable to cover the ridges with covering material before germination. If it is not available, you can use the film, but on hot days this cannot be done due to possible overheating.
Crop care. The first thinning is carried out at the stage of formation of 2-3 leaves in seedlings. The most developed plants are left at a distance of about 1 cm from each other.
Along with this, weeding is carried out. The thinned rows are slightly hilled with a hand ripper, then the ridges are watered.
The second thinning is carried out at the stage of ovary formation. Just like the first time, the best plants are left, but now the distance between them is 2-3 cm.
Plants are no longer spudded, but the aisles are loosened. Watering is done as needed. It should be especially intense in July.
During the growing period, it is advisable to carry out 2 fertilizing with organic fertilizers. The first - in the period between thinning and the second in mid-July.
To do this, you can use slurry diluted in a ratio of 1 to 15-20 with a consumption of 10 liters per 1 square meter of ridge or humate, diluting it according to the instructions.
Slurry is prepared as follows: several buckets of fresh manure are placed in a container and filled with water in a ratio of 1 to 1, cover it so that it does not flood with rain and does not smell, and stand for 3-4 days, stirring occasionally (1-2 times a day) .
For top dressing use only the dissolved part. The remaining thick can be refilled with water in the same ratio.
Eng.: Carrot. Suom.: Porkkana. Sven.: Morot. Bot.: Daucus carota L.