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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  bnoles on Wed 27 Feb 2013 - 9:41

What a great tip gwennifer.

Thanks!

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  RoOsTeR on Wed 27 Feb 2013 - 11:39

After you've planted your carrots, don't forget your carrot call Very Happy


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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  plantoid on Wed 27 Feb 2013 - 13:07

mollyhespra wrote:Maybe I'll do a little experiment with both ideas. I can warm up a few squares (thanks Turan!) and also plant a few inside at the same time & see what happens.

My concern isn't only in regards to frost, I can cover the seedlings. It's also that I've been reading up on carrots & apparently, if your spring temps hit the 30s often enough, it makes the young 'uns think that it's "winter" again & thus when it warms up for good, they're more likely to bolt ("vernalization" they called it; I learned a new word!) the first year.

So I guess it will be down to Mother Nature to see what happens.

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Perhaps look up " vernal equinox " and perhaps you'll understand why they bolt when it warms up to the better temps.
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  mollyhespra on Fri 1 Mar 2013 - 17:02

carrot GWENNIFER ROCKS!!! carrot

I got my Dragon seeds today.

THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!

P.S. The idea of using toilet paper tubes as containers for the seedlings rocks, too. I'm going to give it a try & see what happens.
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  gwennifer on Sat 2 Mar 2013 - 20:27

You are very welcome mollyhespra - glad they made it. My deepest apologies to anyone if your envelope came with postage due. I took the last one I sent out with me to the post office since I had a package to mail, and the clerk informed me it required an extra twenty cents due to being an odd size (square instead of rectangle). Oh boy - I'd already mailed all the others. Sorry folks.

I still have Solar Yellow seeds to giveaway. Good for those of you without deeper beds or high rises - 6" to 7" long when mature, but nice and fat. Or harvest young.
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  CapeCoddess on Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 5:36

I got mine, too! cheers And no postage due.

Thanks so much, Gwennifer! They look so beautiful!

Rooster, I'm all set, thanks. Let me know if you want some collards. Others are having great success with them and I still have way too many.

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We are in!!

Post  Windmere on Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 8:58

We are embarking on our first ever vegetable garden. It just so happens that we bought a packet of Kaleidoscope seeds. My daughter is going to plant some in a 2 liter soda bottles. We NEVER drink soda. However, we got a coupon for a free bottle. We did the "mentos geyser" science experiment yesterday. Next is the carrots.

We also have a packet of "Little Finger" carrots. Perfect for SFG because its maximum length is 3".

So, we are definitely in for the carrot week!!! What a cool idea. Very Happy
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  gwennifer on Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 9:20

Yay! Welcome Windmere! Sounds like you're getting great uses out of that free soda bottle. Be sure to post pics please!
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Will post pictures when they come up!!

Post  Windmere on Mon 4 Mar 2013 - 13:33

Sure will!!
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Hoggar on Tue 5 Mar 2013 - 10:46

Found some on Amazon

Here is what I ordered...
Carrot Seeds Carnival Blend 1000 Seeds and


Carrot Seeds, Dragon, 250 Seeds


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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Pepper on Thu 14 Mar 2013 - 12:09

I got my carrots in the ground Mar 11. rock on rock on rock on

I put in 4 squares in my new MM box. This time properly spaced; I think those seed are SOOOOOOOOOOO small.

carrot carrot carrot carrot carrot
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  CapeCoddess on Thu 14 Mar 2013 - 12:26

How much fun is that, Pepper!?! Did you save some seeds to plant the weeks of April 15th for Carrot week?

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  RoOsTeR on Thu 14 Mar 2013 - 14:14

CapeCoddess wrote:How much fun is that, Pepper!?! Did you save some seeds to plant the weeks of April 15th for Carrot week?

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  bnoles on Thu 14 Mar 2013 - 18:32

Pepper knows as well as the rest of us GA folks, that if we wait until April 15, it will be too hot to grow carrots where we are at. I have mine in as well, but did save a few seeds to plant April 15 just for giggles to see what happens.

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Post  R&R 1011 on Thu 14 Mar 2013 - 21:57

I'll be trying kaleidoscope and dantes carrots. I'll be trying them in a container since I dont have a 12in bed...yet. Laughing
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Pepper on Thu 14 Mar 2013 - 22:44

+1 bnoles
But yes I do have seed left. Like Bob said if I wait thill Apr to plant they won't amount to much. My very first planting was a late one last year. They only made a small tap root, never did fill out
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  yolos on Fri 15 Mar 2013 - 12:05

Bnoles and pepper - I am with you both. I planted 2 squares 2/10, 2 squares 2/24, 2 squares 3/9 and I will plant another 2 squares 3/16. I will find an empty square somewhere for carrot week to plant my multicolored carrots.
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Pepper on Fri 15 Mar 2013 - 13:40

+1 yolos I will also "find one".

R&R just use a "TOP HAT"; look at bnoles's pic near the center is an open bottomed 6 inch tall frame that sits on top of one( or more) squares to make the 12 inch depth. Carrots like it cool a container MAY get too warm for good developement.
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Post  Gunny on Fri 15 Mar 2013 - 16:09

Sorry, have too drop out. Just found out that my season for carrots isn't until August. Those that have sprouted probably wont make it thru the coming weeks. Spring here has fled and the non humid warm season has arrived. Daytime temps are three digits for me. Have to wait until fall before I can have a good go at this. Have a few hot season plants in that should be okay. Just have to save whats left of thr seed for six months and then try again. It was fun while it lasted.
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Post  R&R 1011 on Fri 15 Mar 2013 - 16:34

Pepper wrote:+1 yolos I will also "find one".

R&R just use a "TOP HAT"; look at bnoles's pic near the center is an open bottomed 6 inch tall frame that sits on top of one( or more) squares to make the 12 inch depth. Carrots like it cool a container MAY get too warm for good developement.

I do have extra wood and my dad is suppose to teach me how to use a saw. Smile I tried growing some in containers before, but couldnt get them to sprout. That was when I didnt know what I was doing and there's a good chance I started them too late in the year.
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  cj32769 on Fri 15 Mar 2013 - 18:04

I got carrots ready to pull they have been growing all winter in a flower box will post pics tomorrow we have been using them so I am glad it's time to plant. The carrots I grew are petite sweet from american seed. we have good luck with radish and planted the carrots at the end of the summer. I had forgotten about them thinking they were duds until one day i was out looking around and noticed all of the green in the flower box. Guess what carrots were thriving! guys at work didn't know how to get carrot seeds until I told them they had to flower then they googled it to see if I was right. I won;t be waiting on seeds just enjoying them before the sun burns them off.
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  RoOsTeR on Fri 15 Mar 2013 - 19:34

Carrot week is the week of April 15th. Theme is Colors! Don't forget your carrots Smile

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  brainchasm on Fri 15 Mar 2013 - 20:05

I'm still waiting for my carrots to sprout. Sad I planted Touchon heirlooms (everything in my garden is heirlooms).

Upside is, tomorrow is the estimated germination date.

Downside is, it's been high 70s/low 80s all week, with no change expected.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Coelli on Fri 15 Mar 2013 - 21:36

I planted my carrots a few weeks ago and they sprouted, but something was eating the little guys. Mad

I have what's left of them covered with tulle now and I've dusted diatomaceous earth all over and around them. I will still probably have to replant a bunch of them. Sad I only planted Berlicum 2 but in the spirit of Carrot week, maybe this weekend I'll do a couple of squares with Lunar White, Atomic Red, and Cosmic Purple since I have those seeds too!
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Post  cj32769 on Mon 18 Mar 2013 - 14:34

I have some petite sweet seeds from last year they are the carrots we are eating now they grew during the winter. My question is when is it too hot to grow them? We are already hovering close to the 70's during the day and 30'ish~50'ish at night.
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