Apr 18, 2013: Day 0, sowed Red Cored Chantenay carrot seeds in a window box in my greenhouse.
“Thick rooted carrot variety with wide shoulders and a tapered root ending in a nicely rounded, blunt tip. Roots average 6” long and have a characteristic red core. Sweet, old fashioned carrot flavor and fine grained texture. A great variety for soups, freezing, canning and storage, sweetening up the longer it’s stored. Introduced to the US from France in the late 1800s and used for many years as the standard carrot for the processing industry. 65 days”
I don’t think this will do very well in a window box, but I wanted to try it.
Apr 30, 2013: Day 12, I can see tiny carrot sprouts.
May 14, 2013: Day 26, carrot sprouts are showing tiny true leaves. I almost missed them.
Sept 22, 2013: Day 157, I harvested all the carrots from the windowbox. I should have harvested them much earlier.
Despite irregular watering and having the tops eaten by deer, I’d say it’s not a complete failure.
This planting has been archived (Harvested).
Purchased from Burpee Seeds
Latest Milestone Harvesting