Carrot - Royal Chantenay 3
This variety produces distinctly sweet tasting and succulent, short conical roots that can be used whole as 'baby' carrot or left to mature. It is fast growing and ideal for containers and shallow, stony ground.
Sow outdoors thinly, from March to June, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Allow 30cm between rows. Early sowings may benefit cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Thin by harvesting young carrots evenly from the row, allowing remainder to grow on. Water well until plants are established. Harvest from June to October. Roots can be lifted in autumn. Remove soil and store in dry sand.