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Post  NHGardener on 1/23/2013, 3:16 pm

When you all are planting your carrots, are you using just one 6" box, or are you piling two on? I just wondered whether carrots would have enough room to grow down in my boxes. Granted, they are on the ground, so probably they could grow deeper than the box, but just wasn't sure if people use 2 boxes high to plant carrots - or potatoes for that matter.
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Post  Kelejan on 1/23/2013, 3:53 pm

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I have planted carrots in six inches, but then they were very short carrots. Next time I am adding another box on top and planting lots.[/b][b]
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Post  donnainzone5 on 1/23/2013, 4:03 pm

NHgardener,

If you plant shorter carrots, say 4" - 6" varieties (or round ones), you can plant in the customary 6" of Mel's Mix. I planted some last summer, the mix settled to about 4", and the carrots still grew, although when I pulled a few of them, they'd started making an "L" shape.

If you want to grow longer carrots, either use the top-hat method or plant your carrots in 12" raised beds. Ditto potatoes.
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Re: carrots and mels mix

Post  NHGardener on 1/23/2013, 4:05 pm

Thank you! I always wondered about that.
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Post  GWN on 1/23/2013, 7:04 pm

I only planted them in 6 inch beds, but they must have grown down into the earth below because they were about 11 inches long
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Post  GWN on 1/23/2013, 7:59 pm

someone was asking about potatoes under the snow and I had never thought that they would survive, but I found a potato down that hole with the carrots and they were all doing well

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Post  llama momma on 1/24/2013, 6:00 am

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Your snow picture with garlic -- I have garlic that is 6 to 8 inches tall. It has been snowed on and thawed and frozen several times this winter. The beds are covered with a thick layer of leaves. In the book, Growing Great Garlic, the author claims 12 inch tall garlic survives frigid winters. I hope yours and mine do as well.
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Post  CindiLou on 1/24/2013, 11:23 pm

Hubby asked for parsnips this year..."and please can you make it so they don't go L like the carrots did the first time" rofl How wude! I liked my crooked carrots! So I told him "then you have to make me a 4x2 box to set on top of a bed..and YOU have to help make the MM! rofl He said yes so we'll see if he actually does it "garden time" as opposed to "hubby time"! rofl Because I just grow the short carrots now
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Re: carrots and mels mix

Post  CapeCoddess on 2/17/2016, 10:57 am

Yeah, I see alot of those, too...
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That was a great photo Sanderson.  I showed my daughter and she love it!  We even did the "Tweety Bird" voice for him...  very cute!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/18/2016, 7:35 am

Awwww! So cute! Homegrown carrots' taste and texture are a-mazing!
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