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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Windsor.Parker on 3/24/2013, 12:00 am

Hey Admin! WP here!
Glad to join in, again!
Let's see, any back story?
Hmmm...
Last year's 4sf box returns
... it'll set the pace for at least 10 more squares (pics later)!

Can't forget my "old Nantes seed" panic, and your encouragement. cheers





This time I'll be planting "Atomic Red", Shin Koruda, and Nantes.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/24/2013, 8:14 am

Nice to see you on board again WP

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  DornCounty on 3/26/2013, 4:19 pm

this carrot week thing I strange... I always plant carrots around this time of year.. waiting till April seems odd.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  quiltbea on 3/26/2013, 4:52 pm

Why not plant as usual, but keep one square aside for the carrot week fun. That's what I'll be doing.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/26/2013, 5:07 pm

Exactly quiltbea Wink

Participation in Carrot Week is purely voluntary.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  darci.strutt on 4/2/2013, 10:11 pm

I put up my "tent" on square ONE tonight hoping and praying for a warm up for carrot week!! Keep your fingers crossed with me!!! It's hard to match your dates in the great-white-north...


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Post  yolos on 4/2/2013, 10:33 pm

I have already planted 8 squares of carrots, but I am keeping 2 squares free for carrot week also.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Goosegirl on 4/3/2013, 9:14 am

After losing all my seeds in a 'reorganization' effort, I bought a packet of Rainbow Mix. The day after the purchase I FOUND my reorganized seed location! I now have Rainbow Mix, Cosmic Purple, and Jaune Obtuse (yellow) seeds awaiting the snow melt.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Evesparadox on 4/7/2013, 4:28 pm

First time poster here!!! Whooo hooo!

Gotta love those dancing Travolta carrots, bet they taste a little 'cheesy' though...LOL

This is my first time growing carrots and I have ordered the Purple Haze and Purple Dragon carrot seeds. I just got the PD seeds yesterday and am going to be grounding them today!! They look to be more of a deep magenta at the top fading into traditional carrot orange towards the bottom. Quite striking.

The Purple Haze is pretty popular this year and is a little backordered. They are just beautiful to look at and I can only hope that they are half as delicious to eat. Should have them in another week. I will keep you posted!

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Turan on 4/7/2013, 4:35 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote: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!

1 week + 1 day until CARROT WEEK!
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Post  gwennifer on 4/7/2013, 5:43 pm

@Evesparadox wrote:First time poster here!!! Whooo hooo!
glad you\'re here to the forum Evesparadox! Colorful carrots sure are fun.

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Post  yolos on 4/7/2013, 9:17 pm

@Evesparadox wrote: am going to be grounding them today!!

Does "grounding them" mean you are going to plant them or is there some other interpretation of that expression.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  mollyhespra on 4/8/2013, 9:31 pm

Just thought I'd let folks know that the HD in my town is having a 50% off sale on seeds, and they had the Kaleidoscope Mix from Burpee. I imagine if one store is having this kind of sale, they all might be.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  darci.strutt on 4/10/2013, 9:14 am

Cindi recommended planting my carrots in a bucket since our weather is not behaving. I have an empty Tidy Cat container that just may become my "carrot square" if I'm going to join you for carrot week. But hey, that could work! Otherwise....the great-white-north is STILL the great-white-north.


A photo from this morning - April 10th - in the year winter just didn't give in.

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Post  quiltbea on 4/10/2013, 11:06 am

Oooooh, Darci, you have my sympathy. Until the last couple of weeks, my beds were still covered in snow. I still have patches of snow here and there in the yard but I had my grson shovel off the beds earlier so they could dry out and warm up.
My carrots will go in, thank goodness.
If I had to do it, I, too, would plant some in a bucket. Buckets seem to be the 'in' thing for extending garden space these days and work wonderfully well. I've used them for tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, and this year I plan on some dwarf cukes, zucchini, eggplant, too, and I started 3 potatoes for the heck of it. Go for it!
A plus for using a bucket, you can add some sand to make the soil more pliable for carrot growing.

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Post  Dunkinjean on 4/10/2013, 8:24 pm

I can't wait to plant my Kaleidoscope carrots this weekend!

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Goosegirl on 4/10/2013, 8:34 pm

So far, no measurable precip from this spring 'super storm'. May just be able to plant my Rainbows, Cosmics, and Jaunes this weekend!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/10/2013, 8:38 pm

I'm ready for carrot planting this weekend!

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Post  camprn on 4/10/2013, 8:52 pm

I don't know that I'm going to be ready for carrot week....... pale

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/10/2013, 8:57 pm

@camprn wrote:I don't know that I'm going to be ready for carrot week....... pale

Blasphemy! Shocked

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Post  camprn on 4/10/2013, 9:06 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:
@camprn wrote:I don't know that I'm going to be ready for carrot week....... pale

Blasphemy! Shocked
who?me? very sad

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/11/2013, 12:37 am

I actually ate my first carrot from my garden today. I planted them on Christmas Eve. It was really nummy!!! I'm going to plant a new batch this week.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/12/2013, 7:25 pm

carrot Carrots. carrot Carrots. carrot
Who's ready to start sowing their colored carrots?
Today officially starts Carrot Week 2013! So break out the seeds and get those carrots going. Seeds can be planted now till the 18th of April for Carrot Week.

Let us know what you'll be growing this year, and check back often with the progress of your carrots. Very Happy Be sure to take lots of pictures and share anything special you'll be doing with your colorful carrots. Post up your unusual shapes, sizes, short, long, funny, ugly or spectacular looking carrots! We want to see them all!
Carrot Week. Fun for the whole family rock on

This year, I will be growing a multi-colored blend, atomic reds, and purple sun.

And as a friendly reminder, don't forget...Monday is tax deadline day tongue

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Post  Goosegirl on 4/12/2013, 7:39 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:So far, no measurable precip from this spring 'super storm'. May just be able to plant my Rainbows, Cosmics, and Jaunes this weekend!

GG

I spoke too soon! lots o very sad

Earlier this week almost all snow was gone - grass was greening up, and some trees were even starting to have buds. Yesterday brought 8" of wet, sloppy snow. Tomorrow night is forecast for another 3-5" snow. Sunday, freezing rain and snow. And so on, and so forth, for the rest of the week. I may have to make a 'late entry' for Carrot Week. What penalties will the Carrot Police enforce?

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/12/2013, 7:47 pm

What penalties will the Carrot Police enforce?

Penalties will be waived if you plant colorful carrots tongue

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