Growing Cosmic Purple Carrots
Grow Cosmic Purple carrots for the most beautiful and delectable carrot of them all. Well that's compared to what I've grown so far!
They are 6-8" long, with bright, reddish-purple skins. The flesh is yellow and orange. They are sweet and spicy, and taste best when cooked.
Purple and red varieties are very old and were cultivated in Afghanistan tenth century A.D.
Carrots are a cool-season vegetable and are normally sown in the spring or, in frost-free areas, in the fall.
Sow carrot seeds thinly; one to two inches apart in deep, loose soil. Make sure your soil is void of all debris so roots can grow without interference. Thin seedlings to three inches apart once they start getting crowded. Use scissors to snip the plants at the soil line. Dispose of the cuttings or use them in soups or salads. If you leave the cuttings in the garden, the scent can attract pests.
Carrots will mature in approximately 70 days.
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