Growing Little Fingers Carrot Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: daucus carota subsp. Sativus
- Other Names:
- Days to Maturity: 55 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3-9
- Planting Depth: ½”
- Plant Spacing: 1-2”
- Row Spacing: 18-24”
- Growth Habit: Upright
- Soil Preference: Light, well drained, sandy soil; pH 5.5 to 6.8
- Temp Preference: Warmer
- Light Preference: Full Sun
- Pests/diseases: Susceptible to weevils and carrot rust fly
- Color: Orange
- Flavor: Sweet and tender
These seeds thrive when they are planted in the late spring or early summer. For a continual harvest, sow a couple of rows every two weeks. Be sure that the soil has a pH level of approximately seven, is sandy and moist, and is free of bumps and rocks. Each seed should be covered in half an inch of soil with one to two inches between the plants and twelve to eighteen inches between rows. Watch out for insects such as carrot rust flies. Water each plant with around an inch of water each week. After about fifty-five days, the Little Fingers carrots will be ready to be pulled out of the ground. To keep them for a longer period of time after harvest, pull off the tops and keep them in a box buried in dirt in a cool place.
These mini carrots are an excellent variety to sell at farmers markets, as well as grow for at-home consumption. Read this article on the health benefits of Carrots.
Seeds Per Package:
- 2 g - Approximately 1,200 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approximately 18,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 72,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 288,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 1,440,000 Seeds
Read this article on the health benefits of Carrots.