Carrot - Chantenay Red Cored
This is an immensely popular variety, which is highly recommended as an early main crop. It is stump-rooted with a deep orange, smooth skin and solid, thick, delicious flesh.
Sow the seed from April to July direct into the growing site, 2cm deep in rows 30cm apart. If possible sow carefully so that thinning is not necessary. Carrot fly is attracted by the smell whilst thinning, If you have to thin the seedlings, do so in the evening. Water before thinning and remove all the debris. Do not transplant. Aim for roots 5-7cm apart. Young Carrots can always be pulled alternately to 'thin as you eat'. Ready to harvest from June to November.