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Carrot Vita Longa Seeds

Carrot Vita Longa Seeds

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Carrot Vita Longa Seeds - Irish Plants Direct
This is an autumn king type carrot with deep orange long roots with a small core uniformed shape and excellent flavour. 
Seed Qty 750
☀️Sow February - July
☀️Germination 10 - 21 days
☀️Loam or sandy soil that's acidic, alkaline or neutral 
☀️Harvest June - November 
☀️Companion Plants Leeks, onions, parsley, radish, tomato, lettuce and marigolds
Do not plant with kohl rabi, parsnip or fennel.
☀️Pull up the small carrots from June onwards. Lift the main crop from November for overwintering.
It is possible in milder winters for them to be left in the ground. 
☀️A good source of vitamin A
☀️Use for Boiling, steaming or using raw in salad.
☀️ A handy tip thin in the evening after watering to try to avoid carrot root fly. 
Carrots need a firm fertile crumbling soil that has not been been manured in the last year. Dig the ground in autumn then apply a general fertiliser two weeks before planting. Keep well watered during dry spell to stop them getting woody. 
Sow from March onwards under cloches to harvest an early crop in June and then make successional sowings through to August. The seed is extremely small but try to sow as thinly as possible in drills 1cm deep and in rows 30cm apart when the seedlings appear thin to around 10cm apart. 
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