Organic Carrot Nantes

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  • Carrots can be grown all year round!
  • The wider apart they are planted, the larger the carrots will grow
  • 200 seeds per pack
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Organic Carrot Nantes
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The world-famous carrot, beloved by Bugs Bunny and epicureans alike, originated in the Middle East and were predominantly purple and white in color prior to the 17th century. Following some tweaking by the Dutch, an orange variety became the predominant crop, but purple, white, red, and yellow carrots are regaining popularity due to their unique appearance. Not commonly seen due to people’s affinity for the roots, biennial carrots will produce beautiful white flowers in their second growing season if the roots are left unharvested.

Get ready to eat a lot of carrot when you grow the Nantes variety. Nantes is a good choice for containers or gardens with shallow or heavy soils, since it doesn’t need to grow as deeply as others. It will also do well in sandy soils, however. A French heirloom, it is mostly used for cooking rather than snacking on raw. This type can have problems with splitting, which you can avoid by watering consistently, mulching you carrot beds, and thinning to give each plant enough space.

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Growing Nantes Carrots from Seeds

Carrots can be grown all year round. Simply re-sow carrot seed regularly, every three of 4 weeks is ideal, for a year-round crop. An easy and rewarding crop to grow, carrots are great for encouraging children to eat their vegetables

Carrots are best grown in the open ground, but can be grown in containers, or even grow-bags. Cut a grow-bag in half to make two square bags out of one oblong bag, then stand each half up on its closed end. Loosen the compost until the bag forms a free-standing round pot shape, otherwise choose deep pots or short rooted carrots.

Before sowing carrots, remove any weeds and dig your soil to a fine tilth, breaking up any large lumps. Soil that has been manured within the last year, or manured and rested without growing a previous crop, is not suitable for growing carrots in. Carrots grow best in light, sandy soil they don’t do well in heavy, clay, stony, chalky conditions.

Carrots are normally sown outdoors between March and July and harvested throughout the summer and autumn. Early varieties can be sown as early as February under cloches.

Make drills in the soil with a trowel or by laying an old broom handle or bamboo cane across the soil and gently pushing down, aiming for a depth of about 1cm, or half an inch and leaving about 30cm, or 12inches between each drill.

Sow carrot seed thinly along the drill then gently draw soil from the edges of the drill back over the seeds so that they are well covered. Water with a fine-rose to minimise seed disturbance and keep moist until germination, which should take about 10-20 days.

When the carrot seedlings are large enough to handle they will need thinning out. This is best done in stages. For the first thinning aim to leave one seedling every 2 to 4cm, pulling out any in-between. About four weeks later thin again to a final spacing of 10cm or 4inches, for finger or baby carrots a final spacing of 5cm will be adequate.

Don't leave the carrot thinnings lying around. It's the scent that attracts carrot fly.

Read more frequently asked questions about growing Carrot Seeds

Fast Facts

Article number:
Botanical Name:
Daucus carota sativus
Common Name:
Carrot, Carrots
Days to germinate:
Up to 21 days
Days to maturity:
70-80 Days
Hardiness and Longevity:
Ideal For:
You can grow carrots in starter pots, or flats.
Full Sun

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