For the best harvest, heavy crops of lovely firm cylindrical bright orange carrots, sow from April to mid-June but can be started earlier or sown later in milder areas. These have a great flavour, they can also store well over the winter: an all round winner. Price for 150 seeds.
SOW: at no more than 10mm deep. In March warm the soil with the cloches before sowing, from April you can sow in the open. You can sow Nigel tight up to July/August time (helps to avoid carrot fly). Dig the soil well first & sow sparingly to avoid the need for too much thinning.
GROW: keep moist and weed free – they don’t like the competition. Nigel can be harvested from June to November.
EAT: enjoy fresh from the garden, from store or from frozen: versatile all round winner. To Freeze - slice or dice larger carrots, freeze baby carrots whole, blanch for 3 minutes, plunge in cold water, drain and pack into convenient sized potions.