Planting & Care
Start Seeds Outdoors
In the Spring, once the danger of frost has passed, sow seeds in full sun in finely-worked, fertile soil. Sow 1/4" deep and 1/2" apart in rows 6" apart, or broadcast thinly in beds and cover lightly. Keep seedbed evenly moist as carrots can be slow to germinate, emerging over 10 - 20 days. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away as seedlings catch up quickly. Be sure to thin young carrots several times so seedlings are about 3" apart and have room to size up.
Growing: Carrots like well-worked soil and need consistent moisture to grow well. If your soil tends to dry out, cover seedbed with floating row cover or burlap to help retain moisture during the germination period. Keep carrots well watered and thinned. For a late season crop, sow 3 months before the first expected frost.
Harvest & Use: Let Romeos color up to orange before harvesting at about 1" - 1½" in diameter for best flavor. Steam them whole, then toss with butter and fresh chopped dill, parsley, or chives. Or simply steam, toss with a little butter, salt lightly and add a touch of brown sugar or maple syrup.