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Re: Carrot Week 2012!

Post  walshevak on 7/3/2012, 11:06 am

I saw a shoulder on a scarlet nantes carrot week carrot this morning.

But I pulled a kaledescope to check out. Planted about 2 weeks after carrot week.



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Post  CarolinaGirl on 7/3/2012, 1:15 pm

Probably a little late to be asking this but.... is there a high temp where you should pull carrots? I feel like I should pull all my carrots and hope they haven't become too woody since it's been soo hot here the last week.

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Post  Windsor.Parker on 7/5/2012, 2:41 pm

Yesterday the 1st Nantes variety carrot was pulled from my Carrot Week box.

That's my 5y/o grandson holding the carrot after giving his grand aunt the 1st bite. She ate the whole c. 6"-7" root saying, "It's delicious and sweet!".
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Post  kbb964 on 7/11/2012, 10:58 am

@Damon wrote:Oh, sorry. I hope I didn't step across any bounds. I just joined the forum not long ago. Chantenay's were the carrot I planted this season.

Damon, my Chantenay carrots picked this morning are not like yours Sad
I have the shortest and weirdest carrots ever! going to take pictures later.

I have NOT picked any Carrot week Nantes yet!


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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/11/2012, 11:03 am

@Windsor.Parker wrote:Yesterday the 1st Nantes variety carrot was pulled from my Carrot Week box.

That's my 5y/o grandson holding the carrot after giving his grand aunt the 1st bite. She ate the whole c. 6"-7" root saying, "It's delicious and sweet!".
cheers cheers cheers

Awesome windsor.parker! What a great shot. Thanks for sharing buddy!

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Post  Turan on 7/11/2012, 11:28 am

First carrot week carrot. I will let the rest grow another week.

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Re: Carrot Week 2012!

Post  Windsor.Parker on 7/11/2012, 3:28 pm

admin!
After "Big Sis" gave that 1st Nantes such a rave review I decided to do some "late" thinning!
Here are the thinnings.

DW cleaned and sliced them up, added some peas she shelled earlier plus her choice of spices, herbs and sauce. Tasty!
obtw: I added MM to the remaining Nantes to cover their exposed shoulders.

Hope that was the right thing to do!

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Post  ericam on 7/11/2012, 6:31 pm

I would have done the same, I've heard somewhere that leaving them uncovered is what causes the green tops that you sometimes get with carrots. Not sure how true that is but why take chances! Laughing

My carrot week carrots are still going very slowly, it's been a cold winter here (well, cold for us anyway!) and thing just aren't growing too well. It'll probably be a few months before I can pick them, I had a feel in the soil the other day and couldn't find any shoulders at all, not even good enough for baby carrots!

Will try to take some pics soon.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/13/2012, 7:26 pm

So Sunday marks 90 days for my Carrot Week carrots. I've pulled 2 of them so far and they are great! Sunday, I'll check a few more. Who else still has their Carrot Week carrots in the ground/box and how are they doing?

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Post  llama momma on 7/13/2012, 8:26 pm

I pulled most of mine, I should check on what the rest are doing, thanks for the reminder.

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Re: Carrot Week 2012!

Post  Goosegirl on 7/14/2012, 7:02 am

Snacked on my first thinnings of Carrot Week planting yesterday for breakfast. OOOOOOhhhhh, so yummy! BUT the biggest was only just under 1/2" diameter and only 3" long. My Cosmic Purples planted almost a month later are growing much better. I think April is just too early for carrots here.

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Post  camprn on 7/14/2012, 9:52 am

I had to corral my carrots. It's a good carrot year. carrot

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Post  boffer on 7/14/2012, 10:50 am

camp, those look like mine. Every time I water, they lay down, and they're getting slower and slower to stand back up.

Glad Roo said something, as I hadn't checked them in a while. Pulled a couple Coreless Nantes yesterday, six inchers...oh so sweet.

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Post  walshevak on 7/14/2012, 6:09 pm

I don't seem to to have enough computer oomph to post pictures from here, but my last harvest on July 7 included a carrot week carrot about the size of a large cayenne pepper. I'll check again in Sep

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/14/2012, 8:36 pm

I ate all my carrot week carrots already, just finished them off today. I didn't know about thinning them first.



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Re: Carrot Week 2012!

Post  Goosegirl on 7/14/2012, 10:31 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I ate all my carrot week carrots already, just finished them off today. I didn't know about thinning them first.



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Thinning is only needed if you oversow! Instead of planting 16 per square, I just scatter the seeds for carrots, as I have had trouble with germination of carrots several times. I like to make sure there are LOTS of seeds out there so I get SOME carrots!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 7/15/2012, 1:49 pm

Very nice GG!

I pulled a few more of my Carrot Week carrots this morning. Today makes 90 days for me.

Short and plump...kinda like the gardener Razz but oh so sweet!

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Post  Goosegirl on 7/15/2012, 2:22 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:Very nice GG!

The credit for those carrots goes to CapeCoddess (CC)! I got to eat a few of my thinnings, but CC's are the ones in that beautiful picture! Mine were not picture worthy, but those nibbles were tasty.

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Post  plantoid on 7/15/2012, 6:30 pm

First carrots from CW..local police wanted to arrest them for playing around with some coke


This funny carrot came out of a demon drink bottle .. he looks half cut to me.


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Post  walshevak on 7/15/2012, 7:44 pm

lol!
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Post  FamilyGardening on 7/15/2012, 11:29 pm

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/16/2012, 4:50 pm

All these carrot photos are fab!

Love the fat one's, Rooster. I'll bet the gardeners just as precious.

Plantoid, you're a hoot and an half over there!

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Post  AvaDGardner on 7/20/2012, 12:10 pm

Rooster, is it time to pick yet? Every time I water I start calculating the days...April 12 + 70 or 77 days...it has to be soon!

I've got some contest Nantes with nice shoulders. Most of the greens are small compared to other carrots I've grown.

What's our harvest date?



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Post  camprn on 7/20/2012, 1:58 pm

@AvaDGardner wrote:Rooster, is it time to pick yet? Every time I water I start calculating the days...April 12 + 70 or 77 days...it has to be soon!

I've got some contest Nantes with nice shoulders. Most of the greens are small compared to other carrots I've grown.

What's our harvest date?


Nice looking shoulders. Ava, go ahead and harvest some of the carrots when ever you want. Carrot week was a fun event not a contest.
I think almost everyone had a good degree of success with carrots this year. I know I have, which is good because last years carrots were a bust.

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