Carrot - Early Nantes 5
This is a delicious, early variety, good as 'finger' carrots. The blunt-ended roots have an outstanding flavour.
Sow thinly outdoors from March to June, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, light, fertile 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, allowing remainder to grow on. Water well until plants are established. Harvest from May to October.