ATOMIC RED — (daucus carota) – aquaponic carrots April 23, 2012Posted by rik94566 in aquaponics, Atomic Red Carrots, Carrots, Kitazawa Seed Company.
Tags: aquaponic crop, aquaponics, carrots, DIY aquaponics, rik kretzinger
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At the first of the new year I had open bed space and a packet of Atomic Red Carrots from Kitazawa Seeds. So guess what — I thought I would give them a try.
When I looked at the expected growth characteristics I was a little early on the germination range and the height would be about 2 feet in total. I use a whole package of seed and just mixed into my gravel – nothing special here. The seeds are very – very – very tiny. They did float at first and ended up on one end of the bed area. Once germination was accomplished I just moved the seedlings around until I got the spacing I thought would work. Having never worked with carrots before I had no idea what to expect.
Well as of this past weekend here is what I have:
Here are additional pictures to show how well these “ATOMIC REDS” are doing.