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Re: Carrot Week 2012!

Post  AvaDGardner on 4/21/2012, 12:13 am

Susan!



Here are seven of my Nantes seedlings from last night. 16 were planted.



These are incredibly fast germinators! They will quickly outpace my Nutri-Reds that were put in a few weeks ago! I only have 2 of their 8 showing so far, and they already have reached the sprout 'true leaves' stage!

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Post  ericam on 4/21/2012, 12:50 am

Still waiting for my carrots to pop up but the broccoli and cauliflower that I planted the same day was up yesterday.

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Post  Nicola on 4/21/2012, 2:47 am

@aerinh123 wrote:Thanks guys! My son was so excited he told his teacher about the carrots. So she sent a little book home about planting carrot seeds. The boy in the book harvested a very big carrot, my son is hoping for the same outcome. I don't know about that but it will be fun to try!
As soon as I read that, I could picture the book in my mind's eye, from my days studying Early Childhood Education. Is this it?

Great book study . Wonderful, intuitive teacher! cheers
Look, it's celebrating its 60th anniversary! Now I have to--well, not now, but if I ever get to bed, when I get up--get to the library and re-read it!

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Post  kbb964 on 4/21/2012, 8:24 am

Just checked my Carrot seed pack...... Nantes Scarlet 14-21 days to emerge! Planted on 16th .. I am going to go crazy waiting for these babies

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Post  ericam on 4/21/2012, 9:42 am

Mine says two weeks too, but they came up in a week two months ago so it will be interesting to see how long they take this time!

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Post  gingeandhales on 4/21/2012, 10:43 am

@kbb964 wrote:Just checked my Carrot seed pack...... Nantes Scarlet 14-21 days to emerge! Planted on 16th .. I am going to go crazy waiting for these babies

I know how you feel. I tried carrots 3 times, first year was in a regular bed and someone planted over them (it's a community garden) because I was afraid to pull weeds since I didn't know what was a weed and what was a sprout so they thought it was a free spot. Second time was last year, and my attention span caused me to forget about them. Mid summer I checked and still didn't see anything very carroty. I don't know what happened there but it didn't work out. I might have ended up planting something else in its space. I can't remember.

THis year I need to try to stay focused and keep track.

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Post  AvaDGardner on 4/21/2012, 10:50 am

@kbb964 wrote:Just checked my Carrot seed pack...... Nantes Scarlet 14-21 days to emerge! Planted on 16th .. I am going to go crazy waiting for these babies

How warm have your days been Kay? Ours are 70-75, nights in the 50s. My Burpee pak doesn't say (THE thing I don't like about Burpee seeds!).

I guess mine were "on the 7."

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Post  kbb964 on 4/21/2012, 1:44 pm

we have had warm days but cold at night. Everything I planted on 4th April has sprouted apart from peas which think need more time.

I went to Burpee web site and it gave me more info than the packet. It tells you how to sow, grow and harvest for each seed. to the bottom right on the item page it has a tab to click for growing info. If you plug in your zip code it shows you a little calendar planner !

http://www.burpee.com/vegetables/carrots/carrot-scarlet-nantes-organic-prod000638.html?_requestid=10865715

i dont typically buy Burpee, I just needed Nantes and hubby picked them!


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Post  walshevak on 4/21/2012, 5:13 pm

Scarlet Nantes planted on 4/13. Saw the first 3 sprouts today. It's been hot here.

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Post  JennAndCompany on 4/21/2012, 11:10 pm

Today I went out to the garden to see if anything had sprouted. That is when I realized - I NEVER marked the square in which I planted my Nantes carrots~ OOOPS!! I have three squares planted with Nantes carrots, but two are teamed up with radishes -- so I KNOW where those are at least!



That 4x4 square only has 4 spots I could have planted with carrots. Hmm I hope they sprout soon so I can mark where I planted them. I was planning to plant the remaining three squares as follows: 1 with another batch of carrots in week or so and 2 with burgundy beans (bush beans).

Planting after dark has its disadvantages! LOL

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Post  ericam on 4/22/2012, 2:42 am

Oops! Hope you figure it out soon!

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Post  ericam on 4/24/2012, 12:19 am

I have carrot sprouts!

Nine days to sprout this time, the ones I planted in Feb were up in seven so that's pretty good.

I'd take a pic but they're so small I don't think you'd see them! Laughing

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Post  givvmistamps on 4/24/2012, 1:21 am

We have some sprouts too! My younger son put a LOT of seeds in his box. I wanted him to be able to plant the seeds himself and he just couldn't get the idea that we only needed one seed per hole. LOL He may get the weirdest carrots if I don't convince him to thin them out.

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Post  ericam on 4/24/2012, 2:00 am

That OK there is a weirdest carrot category so I'm planning on thinning some and leaving the rest to see what happens!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/24/2012, 7:34 am

I checked yesterday, which was day 9. So far I got nothin Rolling Eyes

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Post  kbb964 on 4/24/2012, 8:20 am

Day 8 for me and nothing

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Post  aerinh123 on 4/24/2012, 10:26 am



I looked outside this morning and we have snow. Heavy, wet and a few inches.

The carrots are in a container so I moved them to a sheltered spot and knocked the snow off. Will they be ok??

Nicola - That is the exact book that C's teacher sent home. And the copy she sent looks to be about 60 years old! LOL

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Post  Turan on 4/24/2012, 12:51 pm

I love all the photos and talks of happy kids excited about 'their' square of carrots!

Day 12 and nothing but the mustard green seeds that blew in....

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Post  Goosegirl on 4/24/2012, 1:34 pm

Day 7 for me, 3 weeds (so easy to pull out!)

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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/24/2012, 1:41 pm

day 13.....nothing....Shocked

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Post  gingeandhales on 4/24/2012, 5:13 pm

I'm seeing sprouts! Most of them are radish sprouts of course, but there are a few skinny little leaves that look like carrots! It is day 19 for me, but I started seeing sprouts on Sunday morning (day 9).

Question: Does anyone know of a good resource to help identify plants before the true leaves appear?

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Post  plantoid on 4/24/2012, 5:13 pm

Checked mine today and the first whiskers of green carrot or grass are showing through the mask sheet.

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Post  givvmistamps on 4/24/2012, 6:00 pm

My boys planted one week ago today, so I guess today's the 8th day in the ground. They both got sprouts yesterday, but I didn't get around to taking a picture until today.

You can't see anything much in my older son's box; he was careful about planting only one seed per spot, with one exception where he planted 2 to see what would happen (Look hard, there really are 2 sprouts in there!):
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My younger son's box has a TON of sprouts since he didn't fully "get" the one seed per hole instructions. (This one will be very interesting to watch!):
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The boys are gearing up for the fun, and they check their boxes every day when they get home from school!

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Post  gingeandhales on 4/24/2012, 6:45 pm

@gingeandhales wrote:I'm seeing sprouts! Most of them are radish sprouts of course, but there are a few skinny little leaves that look like carrots! It is day 19 for me, but I started seeing sprouts on Sunday morning (day 9).

Question: Does anyone know of a good resource to help identify plants before the true leaves appear?

Just realize I typed day 19 lol it is day 11. Embarassed

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/24/2012, 7:29 pm

So I got a little jealous so many had carrots sprouting so on a whim I went and checked again today Cool What a difference a day makes! I've got some carrots coming up.
Day 10:


There aren't many there yet, and they're tiny. But they are coming up

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