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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/4/2013, 8:05 pm

Surprise! Surprise! Guess what time it is again already Very Happy
Are you in the planning stages for your 2013 garden? Have a couple of empty squares you don't really know what to do with yet, or perhaps you anticipated a little sumthin, sumthin and left a couple open on purpose?
Well, your assumptions were correct! It's time for our 3rd annual Carrot Week.

carrot carrot carrot carrot carrot

Let's change things up a bit this year. How about some colors? Colorful carrots. Scarlet, purple, yellow. You name it, any color goes this year. So get out those catalogs or head to the garden centers and get those colorful seeds before they're all snatched up.



As in years past, this is just forum fun and a time to bond and share your carrots with others. It's a great way to get your kids involved in the garden and a fun way to get them to eat their veggies Very Happy
Be sure to check in often with updates and pictures of your carrots and their progress. We all love to see the funny shapes, sizes and this year, the colors! Giant carrots, funky carrots, ugly carrots, twisted, fat or bumpy, lumpy carrots! Let's see them all. So secure those seeds, and get those boxes ready!


Carrot Week Begins On April 15th!!!
As years past, let's do three days before the 15th, and three days after. So, the 15th is on a Monday. You can plant your carrots anywhere from Friday, April 12, thru Thursday, April 18.


And don't forget to pay your taxes by Monday April 15th!

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Post  llama momma on 2/4/2013, 8:15 pm

I'm in!
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Post  camprn on 2/4/2013, 8:16 pm

AWESOME!

AWESOME!

AWESOME!


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Post  quiltbea on 2/4/2013, 8:33 pm

I had already ordered both Rainbow and Atomic Reds this year so this is a welcome thread. I'll be planting this spring and keeping a close watch.
Last year my Nantes didn't mature til late in the season so I never posted the results but they tasted good for Thanksgiving.
It'll be fun to see pics of the colorful harvests this year.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/4/2013, 8:44 pm

Your miles ahead already quiltbea Very Happy

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Post  Goosegirl on 2/4/2013, 9:09 pm

I have some yellow carrot seeds and some white carrot seeds, along with the ever-present orange. Can't wait to get some into the ground!

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Post  Lindacol on 2/4/2013, 9:16 pm

Darn - I just planted the last of my Kaleidoscope carrots & saved back some of the Nantes.I was planning to order a couple more things from Baker Creek - will add in another pack of colorful carrots.
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Post  Goosegirl on 2/4/2013, 9:20 pm

@Lindacol wrote:I was planning to order a couple more things from Baker Creek - will add in another pack of colorful carrots.

rofl What a cryin' shame to have to order more seeds! rofl

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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/4/2013, 9:28 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:
@Lindacol wrote:I was planning to order a couple more things from Baker Creek - will add in another pack of colorful carrots.

rofl What a cryin' shame to have to order more seeds! rofl

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This is going to be fun!


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Post  bnoles on 2/4/2013, 9:51 pm

Looks like I'd better get busy building a couple of additional Top Hats and making a little extra compost to fill them with Very Happy

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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/4/2013, 9:59 pm

Yessir

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Post  FamilyGardening on 2/4/2013, 10:13 pm

cheers were in ....hubby, son, daughter and me

lets hope this year our carrot week carrots do better then they did last year.....we had 0% to harvest What a Face old seeds and critter problems..... No

we will have to come up with a better plan ....hmmm

the kids are excited about having the carrots be differnt colors cyclops

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Post  Pepper on 2/5/2013, 1:46 am

I am in. My first crop was a flop. I mixed them in under the tomatoes. Punie would have been a success. Last fall I tried again much better results some made the 4 inch range. I planted too many seed for the space and did not thin.
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Post  plantoid on 2/5/2013, 7:37 am

I'm up for it .. will have to buy more seed .
I have already got six or seven packets of seeds for normal carrots .

Alison told me , " Don't bother buying those fancy seed you're looking at, we have enough carrot seeds to feed a horse & foal for a year ".
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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/5/2013, 7:43 am

@plantoid wrote:I'm up for it .. will have to buy more seed .
I have already got six or seven packets of seeds for normal carrots .

Alison told me , " Don't bother buying those fancy seed you're looking at, we have enough carrot seeds to feed a horse & foal for a year ".

Lol, mom knows best Very Happy

David, I've searched all over here in the US for true black carrots. Very dark purples can be found, but not true blacks. At least not that I can find. I've seen they are more readily available on your side of the pond. I would love to have someone here be able to plant some true blacks.

I've found some dark purples here:
http://www.territorialseed.com/product/12052
And Amazon has some that have a good rating as well:
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Knight-Carrot-100-Seeds/dp/B001OK619Y

Just in case anyone is interested Wink

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Post  Lavender Debs on 2/5/2013, 8:13 am


Springing in

I've not done carrot week with the board, but I did it every year.... that doesn't make sense, right. This year I'm not doing a Toy Box thread, Gwennifer and the gang at the PNW do such an awesome job that it is silly. So this year I'm a joiner.

Debs....who wonders if she can get some of these to grow sideways.
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Post  plantoid on 2/5/2013, 8:17 am

I've just been looking at the seed sources in my favourites drop down .. can't find any black ones as such , just a few purple ones like the Amazon link but no blacks .


Quest for the week ?????? .....Source black carrot seeds ???
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Post  Lavender Debs on 2/5/2013, 8:29 am

@plantoid wrote: Quest for the week ?????? .....Source black carrot seeds ???
I found one in the back of my refrigerator once..... but I would not even think of eating it.
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Post  plantoid on 2/5/2013, 8:45 am

funny post
Laughing Laughing Laughing Debs, Black carrot seeds ..not rotting black carrrots. Wink
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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/5/2013, 8:49 am

Lol. Debs it's great to see you on the forums and joining our carrot week fun!

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Post  cheyannarach on 2/5/2013, 1:25 pm

@plantoid wrote:I've just been looking at the seed sources in my favourites drop down .. can't find any black ones as such , just a few purple ones like the Amazon link but no blacks .


Quest for the week ?????? .....Source black carrot seeds ???
You should ask Josh, he had an entire box dedicated to black veggies. I don't remember if he had carrots, I will try to find the thread!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 2/5/2013, 1:31 pm

I'm in! I didn't have enough carrots last year. So, this year - year 2 of SFG'ng - I'm planting every carrot seed that I have, plus I'm heading to the store right now for colored ones.

Is daikon a white carrot?

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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/5/2013, 1:52 pm

Is daikon a white carrot?

No, it's a radish. Or at least a root vegetable that tastes like a radish. Very Happy

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Post  Lindacol on 2/5/2013, 3:00 pm

@plantoid wrote:I've just been looking at the seed sources in my favourites drop down .. can't find any black ones as such , just a few purple ones like the Amazon link but no blacks .


Quest for the week ?????? .....Source black carrot seeds ???

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Knight-Carrot-100-Seeds/dp/B001OK619Y

Says it's the first near black carrot.

More info on black carrots:
http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/blackcarrot.html

try EBAY
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3902.m570.l1313&_nkw=black+carrot+seeds&_sacat=0&_from=R40


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Post  camprn on 2/5/2013, 4:45 pm

Josh may have some ideas since he did his Back in Black garden last season.

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