Anyone else notice this? I’m growing a variety called Adelaide. It’s rated as 50 DTM, but it has been almost 30 days, and I barely have plants with two true leaves. It seems like they take two weeks to sprout, and other two weeks just to grow a true set of leaves. There is NO WAY these will be ready 50 days from sowing.
50 DTM for carrots sounds way too soon for me. They’ll be too small. Mine took mid August until January and we had many warm days all winter. I’d guess more like 90-150 days depending on how warm it is.
they take some shade, and are deep rooted. So it is convenient to let them go all season, under the tomatoes for example. they are much better starting two weeks after first frost anyway, and early spring of the next year too.
The DTM is with THE ideal conditions. Lots of sunny days and long days (i.e. daylight hours greater than 12, probably closer to 13-14) Sometimes I think DTM is a marketing term, kinda like MPGs on cars. If you grow carrots year 'round you’ll find the DTM spot.