Carrot Amsterdam Forcing 3
Carrot Amsterdam Forcing 3. A quick maturing variety, Carrot ‘Amsterdam Forcing’ is ideal for growing early crops under cloches or cold frames. The high quality, small cylindrical roots can be harvested at finger size for deep orange-red carrots with a sweet flavour and virtually no core. For an ongoing supply, sow these fast growing carrots at 14 day intervals through spring and early summer.
Height: 30cm (12″). Spread: 15cm (6″).
November – July
February – October
How to sow
Early maturing varieties:
Early varieties of carrot seed can be sown under cloches in March, or outdoors from April to July.
Should be sown outdoors from April to June.
Some varieties are suitable for forcing to produce an early crop. These can be sown under glass from November to February.
Direct sow carrot seed outdoors, in a weed free, sunny position in fertile, light, well drained soil. Carrots dislike freshly manured soils so seed beds are best prepared in autumn, well in advance of spring sowings.
Sow carrot seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½in) in drills 30cm (12″) apart. Germination will take 10 to 20 days. When large enough to handle, thin out the seedlings within each row to 5cm (2″) apart. Where space is limited, growing carrots in containers will also produce a worthwhile crop.
Try growing carrots with spring onions, leeks and mint, whose aromatic leaves deter carrot root fly.
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