Our current carrot varieties:
- Napoli Carrot: Fast-growing classic carrot variety. Perfectly sweet for snacking, or shred them and make a cake.
- Cosmic Purple Carrot: Deep purple skin contrast a brilliant orange interior offering a different take on the traditional carrot look. Adding a bit of spice to the usual sweet taste of more typical carrot varieties, this rad, root vegetable steals the show in salads and stews.
- Dragon Carrot: Vibrant purple skinned carrots with bright orange flesh and yellow core. Spicy, yet sweet flavor make these gorgeous, delicious and healthy in soups, salads, stir-fries and beyond.
How to grow carrots from seed:
If planting with a Seedsheet, simply follow this how to plant tutorial or watch the video below and don't forget to register your garden so our notification system will message you!
If planting conventionally, gently turn your soil to ensure all stones and debris have been removed so carrots have a clear path to grow their root. Water soil very well before direct-sowing seeds in rows fairly shallowly at ¼ inch deep, with about 4 seeds per 1-inch of row.
Because carrot seeds are planted so superficially, take care to keep the topsoil moist to ensure germination. Water gently daily with a fine misting nozzle to ensure the soil remains moist for germination and seeds are not washed away with strong waterings. You should see sprouts in 7-10 days.
How to care for carrots:
Once carrots sprout, it is important to gently water around the base of the seedlings so as to avoid squashing or breaking the stems.
In a Seedsheet, when sprouts reach 2 inches in height, carrots should be thinned to 1-2 carrots per pod to ensure they reach their full potential and have enough room to grow.
In conventional garden rows, thin carrot sprouts to one carrot sprout every 2-4 inches when seedlings reach 1-2 inches in height.
To thin seedlings, water your Seedsheet and identify the 1-2 most mature seedlings to keep. To remove the excess seedlings, gently grasp the base of the sprout with thumb and forefinger and gently pull from the soil. Pat down the soil around the remaining seedlings.
These thinning measures will ensure they are receiving adequate nutrients, moisture, and sunlight without intense competition.
How to harvest and use carrots:
Carrots can be harvested while small, sweet, and succulent as baby carrots at 45-50 days, or when robust and crisp mature carrots at 60-70 days.
When carrots are mature, their “shoulders” will be visible above the soil surface because they push up while they grow. Gently grasp the base of the carrot fronds at the top of the shoulders and pull firmly up to extract the root from the soil. If your carrot is particularly stubborn, you may need to wiggle the root back and forth to loosen the soil holding the carrot, being careful not to snap the carrot!Recipe inspiration:Carrot texture and flavor varies greatly based on the preparation method. Keep them as crisp and spicy sticks on crudités platters with hummus or peanut butter, or thinly shave raw carrots into a salad to carry the perfect amount of delicate vinaigrette. Sauté carrots in butter and maple syrup for caramelized veggies, or oven roast them with olive oil and parsley for rich flavor. Carrots are fantastic when chunked into veggie soups, stews, or curries, and don’t forget about dessert! Shred the roots and bake a spiced carrot cake with dreamy cream cheese frosting.Remember that even wonky looking carrots are delicious!A few of our favorite recipes: