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Carrot Seeds - Rainbow Mix

Carrot Seeds - Rainbow Mix

Regular price £1.99
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Grow beautiful, colourful carrots in a range of vibrant colours with our Rainbow Mix Carrot Seeds. A brilliant way to add some variety to your plate and a sure-fire conversation starter at dinner, our Rainbow Mix Carrots are a great year-round crop that are easy to grow and packed with natural goodness. Our Rainbow Carrot Seeds are untreated, GMO-free and hand-picked for quality.

Rainbow Mix is an interesting and delicious variety of carrot to grow. An array of vivid colours, each with a subtle difference in flavour, make a great temptation for the kids and cook alike. Guaranteed to wow and brighten any dish, carrot rainbow mix will mature uniformly and is a great choice.

  • Pack size: 250 seeds
  • Time to germination: 14 -21 days
  • When to sow under cloches: March
  • When to sow outside: April - May
  • Spacing: 10cm +
  • Soil preference: Finely prepared, well-drained
  • Light preference: Full sun
  • When to harvest: July - October

How to grow Rainbow Mix Carrots from seed

To grow long, straight roots, prepare the soil to a fine tilth, removing stones and breaking up clumps. Water before sowing, and do so directly and thinly by mixing with sharp sand gently sprinkled into a trench 1.5cms deep. Spread your sowing over six weeks or so for a long and bountiful harvest without the glut.

Early sowings may benefit from some protection, and seedlings should be thinned gradually to around 10cm.

Once growing, carrots are a great low maintenance crop. Water when needed to stop them splitting or going woody, and pull weeds if you like, leaving them as mulch on the soil surface.

Harvest in the evening when carrot fly isn’t active, approximately 10 weeks from sowing. Water after harvest and discard tops far from your remaining crop.

What to feed your carrot plants

Carrots enjoy a slightly acidic humus-rich and free-draining soil. Skip the manure and opt for a handful of fish blood and bone, plenty of organic matter (which also helps retain moisture and provide humus). Add some volcanic rock dust and kelp powder to give them a rich, balanced and diverse diet for strong organic growth released over the whole season.

Keeping pests away

Carrot fly is most destructive in May to October, and as such, there is little getting around this pest. Ideally, cover your crops with a mesh to physically exclude the carrot fly, although this isn’t always practicable. When harvesting or thinning seedlings, do so in the evening when carrot fly is not around, and remove the attractant tops far from your crops. Predators have evolved to spot vast swathes (rows) of their favourite monoculture, so sow smaller numbers of carrots in different locations, interplanted with garlic, onions or marigolds to disguise the scent. You may lose some, but others will thrive in their place. This also makes crop rotation (which should be done yearly) a much easier job.

Grow Sow Greener is a regenerative gardening company advocating back to the roots tried and tested methods. We don’t advocate the use of or sell any extremely profitable pesticides, herbicides or inorganic fertilizers. They are detrimental to the health of your entire garden ecosystem from microbe to mammal. When ordering Rainbow Mix Carrots from Grow Sow Greener, we would rather we reccomend sowing marigold seeds which will deter nematode attack and attract beneficial insects to your plot.

Shipping

Delivery Costs

Our shipping is broken down into two categories and are dispatched the same or next day as standard.

1. Unlimited "Small" (Garden) Seed Packets:

- Including wooden plant markers and sprouting bags.

- £1.99 - Standard Delivery 2 - 4 business days.

- £4.90 Express Delivery 1 - 3 business days

2. Everything Else - Sprouting and Microgreen Seeds, Growing Equipment, Gifts and Grow Kits:

UK Mainland.

- £3.85 - Standard Delivery (2 - 4 business days) on orders between 0 and 2kg.

- £6.50 - Next Day Courier Service on orders 0 - 4.5kg.

- £8.95 - Next Day Courier Service on orders over 4.5kg.

- Contact us for a quote on orders over 26kgs.

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.

- £9.45 - Standard Delivery (2 - 4 business days) on orders between 0 and 2kg.

- £23.50 - Standard Delivery on orders 2kg - 26kg.

- Contact us for a quote on orders over 26kg.

The EU, Switzerland and Rest of World.

Get in touch for equipment sales to the EU and the rest of the world for a competitive shipping quote. Unfortunately we cannot yet post seeds outside the UK.

Delivery and Packaging

All products are packaged plastic free as standard. Your garden seeds are sealed for freshness inside white glassine envelopes which are a water/vapour resistant compostable paper product whilst your Microgreen and Sprouting Seeds arrive in resealable zip lock pouches made from GMO free vegetable starch which are further heat sealed to ensure these great products reach you safely!

Returns Policy

We hope you are loving your purchase however we understand that sometimes things don't go as planned and returns and refunds are necessary. Please refer to the following return and refund policies at growsowgreener.co.uk.

My product is damaged defective or you shipped me the wrong product.

We're sorry about that and understand your frustration! We would love to offer you a refund or a replacement. Please contact us at hi@growsowgreener.co.uk within 30 days of purchase for a full refund or replacement. 

I ordered the wrong product or simply changed my mind.

No worries, we will refund you the full amount (minus the shipping charges) provided the items are returned in new condition and in original packaging. Once received we will issue your refund however you will be responsible for return shipping costs for non defective products.

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Grow Sow Greener

RETURNS (order number)

5 Longfields

West Alvington

Devon TQ73QG

UK

Guaranteed to grow promise.

Should you have absolutely any problems issues or difficulties getting your seeds to germinate or problems/queries regarding our grow kits or equipment, please get in touch at hi@growsowgreener.co.uk and we will strive to help you out via email, call or video call.

All our seeds and products have been tested here by us however if we still cant help you get growing we will offer a free replacement.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on gift cards.

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