The Q&A Archives: Sowing Carrots Seeds In Bands

Question: I purchased Burpee little finger carrots and plan to plant them. I have grown other vegetables but this is the first time for carrots. On the package it says to show seeds thinly in 4" bands. Leave 1' between each band. What does a band mean?

Answer: A band would be sort of a sparsely seeded wide row. Carrot seed is hard to sprinkle thinly, even if you mix it with sand, so attempting to spread it a little wide as you go can make it a bit easier to scatter it. Then you can harvest and eat the thinnings and still end up with adequate spacing. If you would prefer a normal line type row, you can plant it that way, too.

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