carrot 'Amsterdam Forcing'
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
The fastest of all carrot varieties to mature, this is a highly popular variety and one of the best choices for early and late sowings. Grown under glass in a cold frame or greenhouse it can be 'forced' for super-early crops. Pull young to enjoy their tender, sweet flavour at its best.
- Growing Instructions:Sow sparingly direct into shallow drills and cover lightly with soil. Cover early and late sowings with cloches. Thin seedlings carefully to 2cm apart, watering beforehand to avoid disturbing nearby roots, and working in the evening when carrot fly are less numerous. To further avoid carrot fly attacks, grow crops under horticultural fleece. The thinnings can be eaten raw, sprinkled on salads as a tender, delicately-flavoured garnish.
- Sow: March to May
- Harvest: June to August
- Approximate quantity: 1000 seeds.
If you just want to grow a few vegetables or have suffered losses with early sowings, buying plants is a great way to play catch-up. Buying plants also allows you to grow vegetables if you do not have the facilities...Read full article