Carrots 'Little finger'

Small carrots, perfect for snacks !
Common name : Carrots 'Little finger'
Scientific name : Daucus carota 'Little finger'
Family : Apiaceae
Category : Veggies
Type of plant : Perennial
Small, tender, sweet carrots, perfect for harvesting early !

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Harvestint

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
Granulométrie plants.granulometry_4
Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 20 - 40
pH 7

Identify my carrots 'little finger'

Variety of carrots of small size, and thin as the finger!

Sow my carrots 'little finger'

Sow the 'Little Fingers' rather early in the season - from March to July, for a summer harvest, in rows 10 cm apart, with sunny exposure. Sow tight and if possible, protect the soil so that it remains moist until seedling development.

Thin out my carrots 'little finger'

Little fingers should be less thined out than other varieties - they need less space.

Mulch my carrots 'little finger'

After thinning your carrots, mulch them to limit weeding and watering.

Water my carrots 'little finger'

Outside of sowing time, watering isn't needed, with the except of periods of prolonged drought! Water the seeds with a fine mist to avoid overly dispersing the seeds or damaging the plants. Watering at the height of summer may prove necessary in case of serious heat — water seldom but heavily, this will stop the roots from growing "crossed'.

Check on my carrots 'little finger'

Two parasites to look out for — first, carrot flys, whose larvae dig and tunnel into the roots. Keep them away by seeding your carrots near onions, garlic or other Alliaceae. During humid periods, fungual alternariosis may attack the foliage and cause it to rot. Treat with Bordeaux mixture.

Harvesting my carrots 'little finger'

Harvest your carrots as you need them, before flowering. Use a gardening spade so you don't break them.

Remove my carrots 'little finger'

Your carrots were all harvested and you harvested the seeds? Now you can tear them up to make room for a new crop, if needed! Otherwise, leave them in the ground until next season.

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