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Carrot 'Flyaway' F1 HybridDaucus carota

Just £2.99

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1 packet (120 carrot seeds - seed tape) £2.99 Despatch: within 24 hours
1 packet (400 carrot seeds) £2.99 Despatch: within 24 hours
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Carrot 'Flyaway' is the perfect carrot for growing in UK vegetable plots and gardens where carrot root fly is a problem. As the name suggests this British Bred variety has been developed specifically for its resistance to this troublesome pest. Not only that, but the breeding programme has retained vibrant root colour, natural sweetness, smooth skin, and blunt ended roots. Try this RHS AGM variety where root fly has been a problem in the past and you won't be disappointed. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 15cm (6").


Companion planting: Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.


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How to grow carrots Companion Planting


Kitchen Garden

Hardy

Full sun

30cm (11.8in)

15cm (5.9in)

1 Packet (120 Carrot Seeds - Seed Tape) (TST00966)
1 Packet (400 Carrot Seeds) (TT00966)

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Water well to encourage germination. Once germinated, carrots should be watered only when necessary to keep the soil moist as excessive water may encourage leaf growth instead of roots. During growth, the carrot roots may be earthed up to prevent green crowns developing.


Cover later carrot sowings with fleece or fine netting, and remove all thinnings from the site to minimise carrot fly infestation. Carrots can be harvested from July to December depending on their sowing date, although roots are safer lifted and stored from October to avoid root damage by pests. Early varieties may be lifted when required from 9 weeks onwards, while maincrops can be harvested after 11 weeks from their sowing date. Pull a single carrot first to assess the size of the roots. If the soil is dry, lifting carrots can be made easier by watering beforehand. Roots can be stored in a cool, dry place in boxes of barely moist sand or compost for up to 4 months.

Direct sow carrot seeds outdoors from March to July. Early varieties may also be sown from February to March in greenhouse borders or under cloches. Specific autumn sowing carrot varieties can be sown as late as October under cloches for an early crop in spring. Grow Carrots in a weed free, sunny position in fertile, light, well drained soil. Carrots dislike freshly manured soils so seed beds are best prepared in autumn, well in advance of spring sowings.


Sow carrot seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2") in drills 30cm (12") apart. Germination will take 10 to 20 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 2 - 5cm (1 - 2in) apart. Where space is limited, growing carrots in containers will also produce a worthwhile crop.

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