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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Triciasgarden on 6/10/2013, 9:42 pm

Great job! carrot
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  brainchasm on 6/10/2013, 9:46 pm

Nice carrot!

I just realized I have a volunteer (of sorts)...I apparently dropped a carrot seed outside the raised bed, in the gravel surrounding it (and horrible Las Vegas soil)...

He doesnt seem to care though, so come Thursday, he comes out with his siblings!

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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/10/2013, 10:02 pm

You will definitely have to post a picture of that one! It will sure be interesting to see the shape it grew into since it grew in gravel, wow!
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  yolos on 6/10/2013, 10:51 pm

Here are my carrots. I planted 2 squares per week beginning 2/10/13. I also planted some carrots in carrot week but they were struggling so I pulled them and planted okra.

We began slowly harvesting the carrots last week. They are still small but my grandon loves to pull them and eat them right in the garden.
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/11/2013, 7:40 am

Here is my 1x2 box of carrots - the only survivors after the kitten pounced all over the box when it was still indoors. I originally had 100% germination in the 2 sq ft, 32 carrots. They were just no match for kittenhood glee!



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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/11/2013, 8:10 am

Rose, that is absolutely awesome
Yolos, your garden looks fantastic
GG, best of luck with your kitties and carrots! Very Happy I love seeing pics and hearing about your cats. I think they're very cool afro

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  llama momma on 6/11/2013, 8:40 am

Carrot week carrots doing their thing/garlic in graceful decline hopefully forming nice bulbs at this point.
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Goosegirl on 6/11/2013, 8:42 am

@Goosegirl wrote:
Here is my 1x2 box of carrots - the only survivors after the kitten pounced all over the box when it was still indoors. I originally had 100% germination in the 2 sq ft, 32 carrots. They were just no match for kittenhood glee!



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For anyone who is still getting the 1/2 size posts, here is the pic again. I can only post full size posts after a full size post. If it is a halfy, my pics still get cut.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  brainchasm on 6/11/2013, 1:55 pm

SFG forums....Shall I begin???

Couldn't be bothered to wait until Thursday...plus, with the week of 105+ that we just had, I was concerned about the effects on the carrots...

Fresh picked!


Trimmed and washed!


Had a forker or two, but overall terrific condition! No bug holes, grub holes, or anything. They were rather small in my opinion, but I can lay the blame for that on my tomatoes, and honestly, the carrots were planted to companion the tomatoes, knowing they could get stunted.

The bent carrot in the upper right is "Spare-ot", the volunteer from the gravel and terrible Las Vegas soil.

And just for the record, these were all Touchon heirlooms. I will plant these again in fall, ideally when I do the onions (Red Torpedoes), garlic (Red Inchelium), and some Dragon carrots as well! Without any tomatoes, maybe they'll do better.


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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  plantoid on 6/11/2013, 4:38 pm

@sanderson wrote:torch = flashlight. Correct Plantoid?

Yes
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  plantoid on 6/11/2013, 4:40 pm

Booo hooo ,
My carrots are barely 2 inches tall ... lots of them showing through in various beds but nary a one big enough to eat yet .
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Triciasgarden on 6/11/2013, 7:33 pm

All of you are doing so good with your carrots and they are beautiful!

Brainchasm that carrot did quite well for growing in the gravel.

My carrots only got the first little straight leaves, not even a hint of the fluffy leaves, hung on for weeks and then died. I should have asked for advice.
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  llama momma on 6/11/2013, 7:53 pm

Oh no Tricia!
The recurring theme seems to be -- blame the weather. Maybe check your planting charts and try again?
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  Triciasgarden on 6/11/2013, 8:23 pm

Bad weather!!! I will check and replant when it's right, thanks LM!
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Post  llama momma on 6/11/2013, 8:28 pm

@Triciasgarden wrote:Bad weather!!! I will check and replant when it's right, thanks LM!

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and Plantoid hang in there, your carrot time will come soon I bet Smile
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  donnainzone5 on 6/11/2013, 8:36 pm

Brainchasm,

What happened to "carrots love tomatoes"?
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Post  brainchasm on 6/11/2013, 9:06 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:Brainchasm,

What happened to "carrots love tomatoes"?
It's a bit of a misnomer...tomatoes love having carrots around, but carrots pay for it, by being stunted.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  donnainzone5 on 6/12/2013, 4:25 pm

Here's this morning's photo of my 2013 Carrot Week square, which was planted on April 17.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/12/2013, 4:49 pm

I'm not positive but, after looking at Donna's photo, I still might be in the Carrot Week running with 1 remaining Rainbow carrot.   But I'm not sure if it's carrot or Queen Anne Lace.  And the photo thingy won't let me load the pic. Sooo...maybe tomorrow.

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  FamilyGardening on 6/16/2013, 9:14 pm

5 gal bucket carrots Smile



we did not thin them so some grew twisted together....the kids thought they were so cute......



most were about 6 inch's long... our son had to get the ruler to measure them...he was soooo excited for REAL carrots.....we used MM with some sand in the bucket to see if we could grow some better carrots this year.....so far so good Smile



we still have carrot week carrots out in our SFG



and another container with carrots planted in TP rolls Razz



we also have some carrots growing out in the back garden......maybe this is our carrot year!

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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  quiltbea on 6/17/2013, 10:31 am


My Cosmic Purple carrots are getting a bit bigger, but nowhere near picking time.  These were sown Apr 14th.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/17/2013, 10:36 am

@plantoid wrote:I've had great success using a nematode slug killer , they eat the slugs and breed in the dead remains of slugs and are totally harmless to humans as they already exist in the soil but not in large numbers.

This is so cool! I've never heard of it. Does anyone know a brand name on this side of the pond?

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A bit late... but Dark Knight Carrot Seeds are available again.

Post  Windmere on 6/18/2013, 12:38 pm

Hello all,

When carrot week got started, I really wanted to plant some Dark Knight Carrot Seeds.  At the time, they were only available on Amazon for over $14.00.

I just wanted to tell everyone that it is now easier to find Dark Knight Carrot seeds.  I know this is too late for this year's Carrot Week event, but perhaps the seeds could be saved for next year.

Amazon has them here:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Knight-Carrot-100-Seeds/dp/B001OK619Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1I5LTXFN5N6F8&coliid=I1C3I9YY6EDAWM

eBay has them here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Knight-Carrot-30-seeds-/271223053607?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f26275d27

Both of the above sources are from the U.S.

Yesterday, I saw two other eBay sources.  They came directly from Turkey, and they were very economical.  They are now gone.  I wonder if they were removed due to the current political situation in Turkey.


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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  R&R 1011 on 6/19/2013, 12:46 am

Wow, beautiful carrots so far guys!  Im working FT now so havent had much time to post lately.  Took a pic of my carrots today.  The groundhog living in my barn ate some of my carrot leaves, but the carrots themselves seem fine.  Right 4 squares are my carrot week squares.

And a pic of one of my carrots from my batch planted 2 weeks before carrot week.  It looks done right?
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Re: Carrot Week 2013

Post  donnainzone5 on 7/11/2013, 11:46 am

My Carrot Week square, planted April 17, has really taken off!  Now I'm worried that they'll bolt and jeopardize my harvest.  Can these carrots be saved?



Those are potatoes in the background, some of which have just about finished blooming.

Here's another shot of the carrots:

The darned program keeps copying the same photo....
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