Seed Tube Vegetables - Carrot Chantenay 2 Red Cored
Carrot Chantenay 2 Red Cored has an exceptionally sweet flavour when grown as a baby carrot. It produces uniform, smooth skinned roots with a small core.
The tapered stumps reach 8cm in length and as a shorter variety are good for container planting. They are an early maturing maincrop that can be harvested from July to October.
Sow thinly, directly into a drill 1.5cm deep. Aim for a seed every 2.5cm to avoid the need for too much thinning and sow in rows 15cm apart. If you do need to thin, do it at night when the carrot-fly is not around. Lightly cover the seed with fine soil and water carefully with a fine hose. Seedlings should appear at about 17 days.
Water at night and keep watered in dry periods. Try not to weed especially during the day as it may attract carrot-fly. Or companion plant them with onions or garlic as carrot-fly don't like the smell or at least they can't smell the carrots