Each seed tape is approx. 7.5 cm long. Fast and easy!
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|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Latin name:||Allium + Beta + Daucus|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
These seed tapes require no prior treatment and are ready to use. Plant new rows every 3 weeks and you will have a continuous supply of fresh vegetables.
How to Sow
Outdoors, March to June.
Preferably in full sun, sow your seeds from the start of March right up into June. Loosen the soil with a fork to about 30 cm. Draw a furrow about 1 cm deep and label your row. Cut the tape to fit and lay in the furrow. Cover with 0.5 cm soil, press lightly down and sprinkle with water. Extra rows should be at 20 cm distance.
The seeds will germinate in 7-21 days depending on temperature.
Water extra in dry periods. Keep the bed weed-free and your onions, beets and summer carrots will thrive.
Harvest from May to November.
Harvent onions from summer on. Pull them up one by one or using a small spade, losen the soil around the base for easy lifting. Do allow them to dry after harvesting. Just leave them in the sun until the leaf is dry (keep them off the soil though to avoid rain damage). When dry, they can be stored. All onions should be harvested before the autums as it gets too wet for them then.
Summer Harvesting Carrots
These can be picked from late spring into autumn. Carrot fly is attracted by the smell of (lightly) damaged carrots so try and harvest your carrots per row and not just per handful every few days. Use a rake to flip your carrots loose from their soil.
Beetroot can be lifted from June into November. Just yank them out by their leaves, or use a rake to flip them up. The leafy tops can be twisted off in one turn. Rinse off the extra mud. Beetroot harvested like this will be fine in the fridge for a few days after. Don't harvest more than you need for your meal, unless you are pickling it of course. Fresh or preserved... delicious. And your rabbit loves those leaves.
In the 17th century, ships of the Dutch East India Co (the VOC) brought purple carrots back to the Netherlands from Iran. The Dutch growers worked hard, selecting and crossing varieties until they grew orange - the colour of the Dutch Royal 'House of Orange'. Carrots can still be found in various colours though.
Carrot seedlings are fairly hardy and will withstand a bit of frost but once the carrots are formed, they must be lifted before the first frosts.
Onions have been grown for at least 3,000 years! Originating in the Middle Eeast (Iran, Afghanistan) they spread to China and about 2,000 years ago 'conquered' India, Egypt, Greece and Italy. Of course nowadays they are available worldwide and used as a taste enhancer in many a dish.
Beetroot should be harvested in its first year although it is a biannual. The first year sees the rosette of leaves form, with a tap root (the actual beet). In year two, the plant will grow its leaves but will really quickly start to bolt. Beetroot is a strong plant that has few pests or diseases to bother it and they can withstand quite some cold so you can harvest them into the autumn. Nowadays, there are many varieties to choose from - lots of different colours of beetroot. Beetroot's Latin name is Beta vulgaris and is classified under Amarantaceae.