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Carrot - Baby Amsterdam

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Carrot – Baby Amsterdam

Season – spring through autumn; Sow direct between 3-6mm deep; Plant spacing at 5-8cm and 20-30cm between rows; Germination period approx. 3 weeks; Soil temperatures between 8˚C and 30˚C; Harvest time approx. 10 weeks.

Baby Amsterdam is an heirloom carrot variety that grows up to 13cm in length and can be picked when immature. They are juicy and crisp and are a variety suitable for freezing.

Carrot seed is very small and easier to sow when mixed with sand. Seeds need constant moisture to germinate. In hotter areas, water newly sowed seeds and cover with boards to maintain moisture and cooler soil temperatures. Check weekly for new shoots. Beware, after germination early seedlings look like grass. Carrots need deep, well-watered soil, high in organic matter. Heavy clay or stony soil can create forked and twisted carrots.  

Good companion plants – onions, leeks, peas and celery

Sow - spring through autumn

Seed quantity - 250