Carrot 'Paris Market'
A wonderful 19thC French heirloom carrot with unusual globe-shaped roots. These small carrots grow well in pots, shallow soil and heavy clay. Water well to keep carrots round. Best eaten when young, at around 5cm. Stagger sowing for extended harvest.
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.