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This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 15C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 24C. The soil must be light and free of rocks, roots or weeds. Make sure you cultivate deeply and add peat in the autumn before the planting. Harvesting may start in early autumn and may end in mid autumn. Fairly easy to grow.
The seeds are sown close together and thinned to 3 or 4ins apart. Remember to keep your soil evenly moist but not soaked.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Greenfly and carrot fly.