Daucus carota subsp. sativus

It seems that carrots as a domesticated crop may have originated in Central Asia and traveled along the Silk Road, originally as a slender purple root and later as the more common orange vegetable we know and love. Wild Carrot, also known as Queen Anne’s Lace, now grows commonly throughout N. America and will readily cross pollinate with our domesticated carrot crops making seed saving of this biennial an arduous task. Carrots need well drained soil, warmth and moisture for their somewhat lengthy germination. A good trick is to sow them into a well prepared bed and after watering thoroughly cover the bed with a board or  landscape fabric to keep moisture in the soil and check after one week or even longer for the first skinny sprouts then uncover. Carrots should be thinned once the greens are about  two inches  tall allowing sufficient space between each plant for unimpeded growth. Maturity date is from seedling emergence not sowing. 

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74″ wire hoop

$1.25

Used with row covers or insect screen, these essential garden tools and supplies help to protect your crops from insects and frost.

$85.00

High quality floating row cover for a crop protection against cold weather and ideal for quick growing plants!

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Novagryl 10′ roll

$10.00

Get 10ft of this strong row cover to protect your garden crops from frost and insects. Ideal for quick growing crops!

$6.00

Peat pots ideal for growing plants that do not take well to transplanting!

$5.00

These strong trays are excellent for holding jiffy pots, trays, and pellets.

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Plug sheet 38 cells

$4.25

Strong and reusable plug sheets excellent for seed starting and ideal design for easy transplant!

$7.50

Environmentally friendly non treated white pine garden stakes.

$4.00

Reusable ground staples to easily secure your row cover.