Grow Your Own Carrots
Open your seed pack. Cut along the dotted line shown at the bottom.
Fill a deep jar or pot with moistened potting soil. Sprinkle your carrot seeds over top
and cover them with a little more soil.
Insert the craft stick into the hole you cut
on your seed pack. Your seed pack can now be used to identify your plant.
Put the end of the craft stick into the soil as seen in the illustration.
Leave the pot in room temperature with access to sunlight.
After 6-14 days your seeds should start sprouting!
Whenever the soil gets dry, moisten it but do not soak it.
These carrots are Amsterdam Flamcors. They are an elite, very uniform, smooth, coreless carrot. Bright salmon-red, cylindrical roots are 15-18 cm long. Flesh is exceptionally sweet and crisp. Internal roots have very small, deep, orange cores and blunt tips.
NOTE: All varieties of carrots are susceptible to several types of unfavorable growing conditions, which affect the shape of the root or crop yield.
(a) Sudden weather changes, when the roots are tiny (the size of a baby finger), - late spring frosts, long periods of unseasonably cold weather, and extremely wet or dry conditions, will cause a check in growth, resulting in rough looking carrots.
(b) Compacted soil at the crown or shoulder of the young root will cause forked carrots (second growth) at harvest time. Commercial growers should expect this in the spray rows from tractor wheels. Home gardeners should never walk between the rows - use a plank to distribute your weight when weeding.
(c) Hairy Roots are caused by improper use of weed controls, too much fertilizer, bad weather in fingerling stage, or a soil borne disease called "rusty root".
(d) Cracked Roots - too much moisture before harvest, or over-maturity. Watch those hybrids, they mature fast.
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