These flavourful, striking red carrots are meant to be cooked rather than eaten raw. The colour actually intensifies when cooked, and the lycopene becomes more accessible to the body. Slender gourmet carrots to 23cm (9”) in length.
These flavourful, striking red carrots are meant to be cooked rather than eaten raw. This Danvers type is exceptionally rich in lycopene, the same antioxidant found in tomatoes. The colour actually intensifies when cooked, and the lycopene becomes more accessible to the body. Slender gourmet carrots to 23cm (9”) in length.
Season & Zone
Season: Cool season
Direct sow from just after the last frost date to late summer for harvests from summer through early winter. Sow at 3 week intervals for a continuous harvest. Direct sow winter-harvest carrots (where winters are mild) in the first two weeks of August. Optimal soil temperature: 7-30°C (45-85°F). Seeds may take as long as 14-21 days to germinate.
Because carrot seeds are tiny, they need to be sown shallowly. The trick is to keep the top-most layer of soil damp during the relatively long germination period. Water deeply prior to planting. Direct sow the tiny seeds 5mm (¼”) deep, 4 seeds per 2cm (1″), and firm soil lightly after seeding. Make sure the seeds are only just buried. Water the area with the gentlest stream possible, and keep it constantly moist until the seeds sprout.
Days to Maturity
From direct sowing.
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8. The softer and more humus-based the soil, the better. When soil is dry enough in spring, work it to a fine texture. Broadcast and dig in ½ cup complete organic fertilizer for every 3m (10′) of row. Avoid fresh manure. Carrots will become misshapen, but still edible if they hit anything hard as they grow down into the soil. Keep weeded and watered.
This is the process of removing some seedlings, if necessary, so each has enough space to grow in the row. It is very important to thin carrots so they don’t compete for available nutrients, moisture, and light. Thin to 4-10cm (1½-4″) apart when the young plants are 2cm (1″) tall. Use wider spacing to get larger roots. As they grow, carrots may push up, out of the soil, so hill soil up to prevent getting a green shoulder.
Here are some more good tips on how to grow carrots from seed.
Carrots can be harvested at any size, but flavour is best when the carrot has turned bright orange – or its other mature colour. After harvest, store at cold temperatures just above 0ºC. Store in sand or sawdust, or simply leave carrots under heaped soil in the garden during the winter, and pull as needed.
In optimal conditions at least 60% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 2.4M seeds, per acre: 1,044M seeds. Rates are for raw, not pelleted seeds.
|Dimensions||.2 × 8.3 × 13 cm|
West Coast Seeds
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Is it possible to have my order delivered to another address than my own?
Yes, you can choose a different shipping address than the one from the billing address. You may only ship to one address per order. If your order contains gifts or items that require shipping to multiple locations, you will need to place separate orders for each address.
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For purchases made online, we must receive your returned item(s) within 30 days from the date of shipment to be eligible for a refund. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
You can return your item(s) in one of two ways:
1) Within 30 days, return your item(s) to our store location at 7800 Roblin Blvd, Headingley, Manitoba. Simply go to the cash desk, provide them with the item and your packing slip and/or receipt, and they will process the return to your original method of payment.
2) If you’re unable to visit our store you can also send your items directly to us by mail. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. The value of goods will be refunded to your original method of payment within 3 business days of our receipt of returned goods. The original shipping charges are non-refundable.
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Shelmerdine Garden Centre Ltd
7800 Roblin Blvd
Headingley, MB R4H 1B6
INDOOR PLANT SATISFACTION POLICY
Unsuccessful tropical house plants will be offered a one-time replacement with a new plant or gift card.
NO CASH REFUNDS.
|TIME FROM DATE OF PURCHASE||REPLACEMENT VALUE OFFERED|
|Up to 1 month||100% Replacement|
|Up to 3 months||50% Replacement|
|3-6 months||25% Replacement|
|Beyond 6 months||No Replacement|
Whether purchased in store or online, the plant and receipt must be brought back to our store at 7800 Roblin Boulevard. The plant will be assessed by our greenhouse team to determine cause and replacement value. Shelmerdine will not authorize replacements through emailed pictures or accept plants sent to us via courier for assessment.
*Bonsai, flowering indoor plants, air plants, patio tropicals, 2” plants and 4” plants are not covered under this policy.
If the item was marked as a gift when it was purchased and shipped directly to you, you can return the gift using either method listed above. Returns of gifts must be accompanied by the Packing Slip included in your gift. Whether returned in store or via mail, you’ll receive a Shelmerdine Gift Card for the value of the returned item, less the original shipping charges.
If the item was not marked as a gift when purchased, or if the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, the gift giver will receive a refund for the returned goods less the original shipping charges.
Apparel, footwear, hats, purchases, jewelry and accessories returned within 21 days will be refunded onto a Shelmerdine Gift Card. All earrings, swimwear, and undergarments are FINAL SALE. For all other items, to be eligible for an exchange or Gift Card, the merchandise must be returned unworn, unaltered and unwashed with original tags attached. Items without original tags attached are non-refundable.
Red stickered fashion is considered final sale.
FINAL SALE ITEMS
We do not accept returns on the following items which are considered Final Sale:
Earrings and Jewelry sets which include earrings; Food and Edible Items, Items which require custom ordering and drop-shipping, sale items, clearance items, perishables, and gift cards.