Carrot 'Black Nebula'
Purple with a white core, this stunning dark carrot makes the tastiest carrot juice. It's easy to grow and maintains its colour after cooking – making for some pretty spectacular carrot soup! Their purple colour comes from a high concentration of anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants. If plants are left too long in the garden, enjoy their flowers and leave them in the garden for the bees and other beneficial insects. This dark coloured carrot is also suitable for use as a natural dye. Harvest in 75-85 days.
Carrots prefer an open, loose soil. Sow seed directly into shallow furrows. Carrots are not hungry crops, too much nitrogen in the soil will result in forked roots. Carrot seed will take a few weeks to germinate, a sheet of semi permeable material can be laid over the seed bed to prevent the soil drying out, remove the material as the seed germinates. You can grow a crop of radish among your carrots as these will germinate and mature quickly and will be harvested before the carrots need the space.