Carrot, Danvers 126 (Daucus carota) - 100 Seeds

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Danvers 126 Blend (Daucus carota) - 100 Seeds

•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-12

Description:
Danvers carrot seeds is a hardy 19th century American garden heirloom grown for its rugged tolerance to heavy, difficult soils. Cultivated and grown in Danvers, Massachusetts during the 1870’s to give local farmers a chance against the cold and rocky soils of the northeast, Danvers heirloom carrot seeds were later improved in the 1940’s for better vegetable yields and garden uniformity, signified by the number "126". This is a very easy to grow variety that produces sweet, 6-7" carrots.


Growing Instructions:
Prepare the soil 3 weeks before the last expected spring frost or when the soil temperature reaches 45 degrees F. These short, stocky carrots can grow even in heavy soil. Build up a raised mound in the row, about 8" wide; sow Danvers carrot seeds on it, and cover them with 1/4" very loose soil. Keep the soil moist, but do not allow the area above these medium sized carrot seeds to become hard - this may prevent the seeds from germinating. Sow more Danvers carrot seeds every 3-6 weeks for a continuous crop. For companion planting benefits, plant carrots with aromatic herbs or onions; this will repel the carrot fly and its maggots. When the seedlings reach 2" high, gently thin them to 2-4" apart, depending on desired carrot size. The farther apart they are, the bigger they will grow. Do not allow the soil to dry out. When the tops of the carrots begin to emerge from the soil, cover them with mulch to keep them tender. Keep weeds under control to prevent the young carrots from being stunted. Danvers carrots are quite heat tolerant and resist splitting.


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