Sprinkle only 5-7 seeds (per 4" pot) spaced evenly over moist soil, then cover with 1/4” layer of soil (do not pack)
2-3 oz per watering, or less. Allow the top 1/2’ of soil to dry slightly between waterings. DO NOT over-water or white fuzz (fungus) will grow on pots and soil.
Well-ventilated room, use a small fan to increase airflow
6-8 hours per day of direct sunlight, or 12-16 hours per day grow lights
45 degrees to 90 degrees (75 degrees is best for sprouting)
Fertilization needed at transplanting and throughout the growing season
10-20 days to see sprouts
No thinning necessary
Transplant when true leaves begin to form (these follow the two seed leaves which are the first to emerge). This usually occurs 2-3 weeks after planting. It is important to transplant in this early stage so carrots roots are not disturbed when they begin to form.
No fertilizer needed until transplant. Then once every month lightly top dress soil with organic fertilizer and water in thoroughly. We recommend using our Organic All-Purpose fertilizer.