I'm having terrible luck germinating carrot seeds.
The varieties are "Baby Babette", "Round Romeo", and "Sunshine Orange
and Yellow", all from Renee's.
I'm sure that the seeds are fresh. Everything else we purchased from
Renee's has been excellent, this is not an indictment of the vendor.
Per the package instructions the seeds were sown 1/4" beneath the soil
and kept moist throughout the 10-20 day germination window.
The soil is San Joaquin Delta peat contained in raised beads. This
soil has not had carrots sown in it before now.
"Baby Babette" and "Round Romeo" failed to germinate at all in both
of two successive sowing, and "Sunshine Orange and Yellow" germinated
at less than a 50% rate.
USDA zone 6, Sunset zone 7 and/or 9.
Any ideas what we may be doing wrong?