“Babette” French Baby Carrots
“Babette” French Baby Carrots are sweeter than your typical grocery store carrots. Our 10-gallon carrot grow bags are loaded with plants. Easy to take care of and not fussy. Pull carrots when they’re still in the baby carrot stage or allowed to grow to develop into a larger carrots.
5 Helpful Points:
- 3-4″ in length
- 50+ plants per 10-gallon bag
- Great for fresh snacking
- Full sun preferred
- Frost tolerant. Prefers cooler weather to perform best.
When to expect ready-to-eat carrots
Ready-to-eat carrots can be expected as early as June. Carrots will continue to grow until pulled.
“Babette” French Baby Carrots are roots vegetables which means all the magic happens underground. Fern-like foliage grows on top. The tap-root (aka carrot) grows under the soil line and will continue to grow in length and width until harvested. We sow seeds closer together in the grow bags vs a traditional in-ground garden.
Basic care information for “Babette” French Baby Carrot plants
Thoroughly saturate the grow bag with water in the morning before the heat of the day arrives. If daytime highs are consistently above 70F, your plant will need to be watered daily. If below 70F, check the grow bag frequently by using the finger method described on the bag tag. Root vegetables don’t need as much water as other plants. Consistent moisture is the key to growing great carrots.
Begin harvesting by pulling carrots at different sections of bag. This will allow remaining carrots to grow larger.
Retail-purchased carrot bags will come with a packet of seeds. Sow these seeds after carrot harvesting begins for a continued harvest. CSA carrot bags are swapped out during the season to replenish carrots.
Recipe to try with “Babette” French Baby Carrots
Here’s a recipe you may enjoy with baby carrots.
Check out MEG’s Edible Knowledge Base for more information on root vegetables.