Seed thinly (after thinning there will be 8 plants per foot)
Seeds Per Ounce
Space Between Plants
Sow on top of soil and cover with a thin layer of soil or sand.
Royal Chantenay, A-Plus Hybrid, Pioneer Hybrid, Scarlet Nantes, Nantes Coreless, Danvers Half Long
For heavier soils: Short 'n Sweet, Orbit
Seed Viability (Years)
Grows best at soil temperatures between 60° and 70°F. Lower temperatures increase root length with less enlargement. Higher temperatures decrease length and carrots can become stubbier
At 41°F, 51 days At 50°F, 17 days At 59°F, 10 days At 68°F or higher, 6 to 9 days
Plant in rows, beds, and containers.
Sow seeds directly into the garden row on the surface of the soil. Cover the sown seeds with a thin layer of sand or soil. Do not allow soil to crust over the top of germinating seeds. As the plants mature, thin out the seedlings to 1 1/2 " between carrots.
When watering newly planted carrots, make sure to water evenly over the rows so that the soil does not dry out completely. If carrot seeds grow in soil that alternates between wet and dry the carrot root will not grow straight due to branching out as the carrot roots search for water.