What is orange, or yellow, or white, or purple, or red, can be eaten raw or cooked, or taken as a refreshing drink, is full of excellent vitamins and minerals, is delicious, and even the leaves can be eaten, and can be grown in the ground or in a pot or container and grow right through the year?
CARROTS OF COURSE!
Did you know that carrots were not originally orange? Prince William of Orange ordered carrots to be grown orange, as the story goes…
Don’t you think all of the above attributes are amazing for one vegetable? So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get growing…
Make sure the ground that you plant your carrot seeds in directly, is very well drained and not too rich in nitrogen. Nitrogen will give you wonderful carrot fronds, but you want the roots to be the major part of this plant. Don’t plant seeds too closely together, as you’ll have to thin the seedlings out as there won’t be enough space for your carrots to grow. Use a Magic Seeder to make direct sowing easier and more controlled – as the seeds are very small.
If you enjoy tasty carrot fronds you can grow them from the leafy end of the carrot. Simply place in shallow water to grow on a sunny windowsill. They taste just like carrots and make a pretty addition to your salads.
Carrots that are organically grown, especially from Franchi Sementi heirloom seeds, offer many healthy properties and assist in the prevention of many chronic illness. Carrots decrease high cholesterol thus reducing heart disease and the threat of strokes, lowers blood pressure, the high fibre assists digestive health, keeping colon cancer at bay, and because they have betacarotene, vitamin A, C & K, folate and traces of potassium, copper, iron and manganese, they are good for your skin, hair and for anti-aging.
We all know they are good for your eye sight and help prevent macular degeneration, and improve dim light sight. The immune boost from carrots is also excellent with antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
With so many ways to enjoy this versatile vegetable, get your Franchi Sementi seeds, prepare your soil, plant in situ, water every day, and within 2-3 months you will enjoy your crop of delectable crunchy carrots.