Summer Carrot Seed Tape 'Rainbow Mix F1' - SeedDaucus carota 'Rainbow Mix F1'
A very healthy and colourful mixture of carrots
The 'Rainbow’ F1 hybrid Mix (Daucus carota) seed tape contains a very healthy and colourful mix of 4 carrot varieties. Orange carrots are rich in carotene, white carrots aid digestion, yellow carrots contain lutein which protects the eyes from sunlight, and red carrots have a high vitamin A content. Length of seed tape 7.5 m.Show more
Show moreThe Carrot seeds do not require special preparation as the tape is ready-to-use! Try to sow a row of carrots every 3 weeks, you will then have fresh carrots available for a longer time.
How to SowSow in the ground, preferably in full sun, from April until late September. Loosen the soil to at least 30 cm deep. Prepare a run 1 cm deep. Place the seed tape along the run, cut to length and gently cover it with 0.5 cm of soil. Press the soil lightly down and sprinkle with water. Label your row. Recommended spacing between rows: 20 cm.
Germination time: 6 to 14 days.
Show moreThere is no need to add extra fertiliser... your carrots do not require it. Water more often during dry periods. Keep the plot weed free as this helps to promote the growth of the roots.
HarvestingThe smell of slightly damaged carrots during harvesting attracts the carrot fly. To prevent damage to the harvest, harvest the entire row and not be tempted to pull a handful of carrots every few days. It is best to harvest with a fork. Simply place the fork along the plants and lift the earth to release the carrots. Summer carrots, harvest in the summer and winter carrots, you guessed it, in the winter!
Show moreCarrots are orange which is the colour of the Netherlands ‘Royals’. In the 17th century, ships of the VOC brought back with them a purple carrot discovered in Iran. The Dutch market gardeners, very patriotic, multiplied trials, successfully, to give an orange colour in carrots. These are however, in various colours.
How to useCarrots store well for at least ten days in the refrigerator. You can also deep freeze them. They can be cooked with potatoes, but do not cook for too long as they are best when the roots remain firm. Cooked in a Wok, sliced carrots are delicious. They are also delicious eaten raw in salads and are packed with vitamins, minerals and carotene which is a good antioxidant! Clean your carrots under running water by scrubbing with a nail brush.