Flakkee is easy to grow and although considered a main crop variety, can be successionally planted to give a continuous crop, producing large, thick roots. It has a very good colour and flavour. It will thrive in even rather poor soils, but give it some encouragement and you will be amazed and the results.
Carrot is one of the least demanding of crops and probably the widest grown vegetable in British gardens.
Notes: Do not transplant
WHEN TO SOW
April to July.
WHERE TO SOW
Sow thinly direct into the growing site 2cm (¾””) deep in rows 30cm (12″”) apart. If possible sow carefully so that thinning is not necessary .
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Carrot fly is attracted by the smell whilst thinning, If you have to thin the seedlings, do so in the evening. Water before thinning and remove all the debris. Do not transplant. Aim for roots 5-7cm (2-3″”) apart. Young Carrots can always be pulled alternately to ‘thin as you eat’.
June to November.
Never grow carrots on ground that has recently had manure spread, as the roots will fork in search of the goodness.
High in anti-oxidant beta carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body.