Carrot - Early Nantes
Early Nantes is the favourite for successional sowing with blunt-ended, cylindrical roots and a very small core. The carrots have superb flavour and a beautiful colour, which makes this variety a very popular choice with gardeners. It is also the ideal variety to grow in troughs or planters if space is limited.
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.