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Re: Carrot Week 2014

Post  Triciasgarden on 4/27/2014, 7:38 pm

Oh good, I'm glad it's carrot "month".  I planted April 3rd and some are finally showing their teeny heads.  I am hoping to get more started within the next few days.
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Post  Nicola on 5/17/2014, 12:03 am

This is my official realization that this has been a screwy year to think about my SFG. It's mid-May, and not only haven't I planted my Carrot Week carrot seeds, but I haven't even pulled last year's tomato & pepper stalks -- and my 2 remaining overwintered Kale plants are now beginning to flower.  Embarassed  It seems like we went from an extended Winter, skipped over Spring, and now summer's just about here! Even tho' I have been extraordinarily busy, I don't know if that's an excuse.  
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Re: Carrot Week 2014

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/17/2014, 7:25 am

My carrot month carrots sprouted a couple of days ago. I don't expect much from them since I don't seem to do well with carrots, but it'll be fun trying. And at least I can eat the greens..

A couple of squares of last year's carrots are still in the garden and growing. One has larger carrots and one has string roots still.
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Post  southern gardener on 5/17/2014, 11:28 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:My carrot month carrots sprouted a couple of days ago. I don't expect much from them since I don't seem to do well with carrots, but it'll be fun trying. And at least I can eat the greens..

A couple of squares of last year's carrots are still in the garden and growing. One has larger carrots and one has string roots still.
hmmmm....I wonder if somethings missing in your soil? Is this the same bed as your garlic? our carrots are coming up nicely, but we're in So Calif...
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Post  Triciasgarden on 5/17/2014, 3:14 pm

@Nicola wrote:This is my official realization that this has been a screwy year to think about my SFG. It's mid-May, and not only haven't I planted my Carrot Week carrot seeds, but I haven't even pulled last year's tomato & pepper stalks -- and my 2 remaining overwintered Kale plants are now beginning to flower.  Embarassed  It seems like we went from an extended Winter, skipped over Spring, and now summer's just about here! Even tho' I have been extraordinarily busy, I don't know if that's an excuse.  

Sometimes that is just the way things are and you can't change it!  You can still plant the carrots, even if you missed carrot week/month!
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Post  plantoid on 5/18/2014, 7:27 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:My carrot month carrots sprouted a couple of days ago. I don't expect much from them since I don't seem to do well with carrots, but it'll be fun trying. And at least I can eat the greens..

A couple of squares of last year's carrots are still in the garden and growing. One has larger carrots and one has string roots still.

 Perhaps pre warm the square with some dark coverings like a square of a black plastic bin bag or a  glass pane .

 Carrots take from 5 to 21 days to germinate depending on the weather and soil moisture

Maybe look up the soil germination temps for optimum carrot germination ..I seem to think it's over 65 oF .
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Post  ddemeo on 5/28/2014, 3:49 pm

I just came across this thread. Haven't poked around in this forum much yet this year, though my garden is doing well. It's my second year doing SFG and my first year growing carrots. I did it because they're my daughter's (4 years old) favorite. I filled a half whiskey barrel with MM and let her plant her own. I even let her select the varieties herself from the seed catalog. One side has Sugarsnax (12") and the other side has Sweet Treat Hybrid (6"). She planted those May 3. I planted a square of the 6" carrots that day, but I had to wait for a "hat" so I could add more MM for 12" carrots. So those made it in on May 14. We've had a very late start to spring in central MA this year! They've all sprouted, though. Now if I can just keep my son (18 months) from "creative pruning" of our beds we'll be all set!
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Re: Carrot Week 2014

Post  CapeCoddess on 7/4/2014, 1:24 pm

I just checked my carrots to see how they're doing and nothing yet. Is anybody getting carrots from the week / month planting?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/5/2014, 7:01 am

A few, but not many.
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Post  camprn on 7/5/2014, 9:06 am

My carrots are coming along nicely.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/5/2014, 11:27 am

Although my carrot germination wasn't great, now that the temps are up and the drip irrigation system tweaked, they're coming along nicely.
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Re: Carrot Week 2014

Post  CapeCoddess on 7/26/2014, 4:57 pm

I have normal big girl size carrots and am beside myself!   
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Post  southern gardener on 7/26/2014, 5:00 pm

Beautiful CC!! what variety? we are getting some whoppers, big old chunky guys!! Congrats!!
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Post  FamilyGardening on 7/26/2014, 7:43 pm

CC.....        carrot  AWESOME!!  carrot
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Post  sanderson on 7/26/2014, 11:54 pm

Real carrots!  Very Happy 
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Post  llama momma on 7/27/2014, 6:32 am

Nice carrots CC !!
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/27/2014, 7:33 am

Looks great, CC!
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Wow

Post  Windmere on 7/27/2014, 11:16 am

Those are gorgeous.  I know they will be delicious.  Nice job!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/27/2014, 11:46 am

@southern gardener wrote:Beautiful CC!! what variety? we are getting some whoppers, big old chunky guys!! Congrats!!
Wow, thanks for sharing in my celebrations, you guys!
Show us some photos of some of those pig poo whoppers, SG. I'm sure they're amazing! This variety is called Touchon. I had some success with them in the fall of last year so I thought I'd try them again for carrot week. It worked! I just planted them again for fall along with the other varieties that I haven't had any luck with. I know there's a secret in there somewhere. Experimenting never ends. & I liked it!

any other other photos of harvested carrot week carrots?
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Post  FeedMeSeeMore on 7/27/2014, 4:50 pm

Super carrots!
I planted a type called "little fingers" because I was skeptical about my ability to grow carrots.  
I think I left them in the ground too long, so they are trying to be " big finger" carrots.

Next year, I'm going for a regular size carrot. Thanks to M.M. my gardening confidence grows.
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Post  sanderson on 7/28/2014, 12:32 am

@FeedMeSeeMore wrote: Thanks to M.M. my gardening confidence grows.

Isn't that the truth!!
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Post  southern gardener on 7/28/2014, 1:47 am

@CapeCoddess wrote:
@southern gardener wrote:Beautiful CC!! what variety? we are getting some whoppers, big old chunky guys!! Congrats!!
Wow, thanks for sharing in my celebrations, you guys!  
Show us some photos of some of those pig poo whoppers, SG. I'm sure they're amazing! This variety  is called Touchon.  I had some success with them in the fall of last year so I thought I'd try them again for carrot week. It worked! I just planted them again for fall  along with the other varieties that I haven't had any luck with. I know there's a secret in there somewhere. Experimenting never ends. & I liked it!

any other other photos of harvested carrot week carrots?
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Here is one of the chubby ones...the big fat one in the middle. They're all so FAT! The purple and small ones are "Purple Haze" they are really taking their time, but boy, are they sweet! I'll try and remember to take pics of the chubby ones!! 
Off subject, but our Tromboncino squash are doing really well! I posted in another thread.  Grandson and I will be celebrating with milkshakes tomorrow, since they're long enough for him to "bonk" his head on!  LOL
Here's the pic of the carrot...a piece of lettuce cut off the bottom Sad
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