Carrot Parmex or early Nantes 5 are short-rooted varieties, which are almost round in shape and are very much at home if you grow them in a container.

Sowing time

April – June.

How to grow

These smaller carrots mature quickly and can be planted in succession to produce a regular crop from a growbag or container. Sow the seeds thinly about 1/2” deep, and thin out the seedlings when they’re large enough to handle, so that the plants are about 2-3” apart. Be gentle when you’re doing this, then burn or bury the thinnings, or the root-ruining carrot fly will be attracted to your garden by the smell of bruised foliage. Water as necessary.