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.
Jeff and I started Spade To Fork because more than anything we wanted to make food personal again. We loved teaching our own children how to grow food, and saw how far removed most of us have become from this process. Food has become industrialized and quality of produce and the skill of home gardening have been somewhat lost with this industrialized growth.
Our aim at Spade To Fork is to share the knowledge of gardening and make it as simple and fun as possible. We believe anyone, anywhere can and should have a garden.
All our products are certified organic and we always strive to use the most earth-friendly packaging. Having a toxic-free and healthy farm is important for our health and our planet's. We want to leave a better place for our children and the future generations. Thank you for being a part of this quiet revolution!
Ana & Jeff