Germ 6-14 days
A creamy white carrot with green shoulders, Lunar White is mild and sweet. The tender roots grow to 6-8”. White carrots are making a comeback. When Henry VIII sat down for lunch, the carrots on the table were white. White carrots remained popular through the 19th century but faded from view in the 20th. This improved variety is sweet and crunchy. 300 seeds
Outdoors- Early spring, a few weeks before last frost until mid summer. Sow lightly, 1/4” deep, with soil temperature 50-80 degrees. The cooler the soil the longer it takes for germination, up to 3 weeks. The soil moisture should be maintained regularly until germination. Thin to 1-3” apart.
Harvest– Start when carrots reach finger size for baby carrots or when they turn to a bright orange. Late season carrots hold longer and become sweeter in the cooler weather.
Tips- Use a row cover helps to maintain moisture for germination. Carrots prefer a loose soil, free of rubble. If your soil is heavy with clay, use the shorter varieties. Keep well weeded and cover any exposed carrot with soil to prevent greening.