How to grow Touchon Carrot Seeds
Sow as soon as the ground can be worked. Even moisture and soil temperature (18-24 degrees C) are essential for good germination. Sow seed 1⁄4-1⁄2 inches deep. Seed takes 14-21 days to germinate. Planting a few radish seeds helps to loosen the soil and mark the rows for these slow emerging seeds. Thin plants to at least 1 inch apart in rows spaced 18-24 inches apart.
TouchOn Carrot Seeds are best grown in full sun but will tolerate light shading. Choose deeply-worked, stone-free soil with a pH of 6.5. Chantenay types are suitable for shallow or heavy soils. Raised beds or rows are recommended. TouchOn Carrots seeds are light to moderate feeders. Avoid using fresh animal and green manures at the time of planting. Moisture is required for good root formation.
Pests & Diseases
Root maggots and Rust Flies can be deterred by using row covers. Leaf spot and blight diseases (Cercospora and Altenaria) can be controlled using a sulfur or copper fungicide. Aster Yellow is a disease spread by leafhoppers. Control these insects by spraying them in the evening with insecticidal soap or a pyrethrum product.
Approx. 23,000/25g will seed a 100-150 foot row, 1kg of seed/ acre.
Carrot is a very healthy and versatile vegetable. Carrot contains a.o.: vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, B11 and C. Carrot also contains the minerals: calcium, phosphor, iron, potassium, copper, magnesium, sodium and zinc. Carrots also contain a lot of fibres and little calories. You can cook, steam, stew, stir-fry, bake, grill and roast carrots.