Carrot seed not growing

Mary Hickey asked 11 years ago

Planted Nantes seed about 3 weeks ago just a few coming up. Had already done same middle of May, a few came up and have disappeared since. What is happening? I had prepared ground well and sowed in drills.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The spring has been cold and dry and a lot of mixed weather and vegetables have been disrupted.

This can cause erratic germination. But it is also possible that the seed was tired, it can happen to a batch, so try some other seeds, still just about time to sow ‘Autumn King’ carrots for winter.

Those that sprouted and disappeared may have been eaten by snails.