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Carrot Harvest

Post  landarch on 7/7/2014, 10:42 pm

picked some carrots this evening (had a helper)...probably one of our best seasons for carrots.


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Usually we find black swallowtail caterpillars on the carrots...but none this spring...however, we noticed our dill plants loaded with tiger swallowtail caterpillars...here's one.

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Post  greatgranny on 7/7/2014, 11:17 pm

Great looking harvest.  Hope mine turn out this good.

The swallowtail caterpillars - I hope to find at least one.  My friend collects them and feeds them the carrots tops until they spin - in the spring she takes pics of them as they are coming out and watches them fly away.  So, I want to catch at least one and try it.  I've done it with Monarch butterflies and the milk weeds.  Fun and a great lesson for kids.

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Post  yolos on 7/7/2014, 11:32 pm

Wow, that looks like a great harvest.

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Post  sanderson on 7/8/2014, 3:16 am

Good looking carrots!

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Post  llama momma on 7/8/2014, 8:24 am

Wahoo, nice carrots!
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Post  mschaef on 7/8/2014, 9:53 am

Those are wonderful looking carrots. The wild bunnies ate our before they got really big.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/8/2014, 10:34 am

Landarch, 

Which varieties did you plant?  Those are incredible carrots!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 7/8/2014, 11:48 am

Beeeeauuutiful!  Landarch, were they grown in your SFG or your other garden?


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Post  southern gardener on 7/8/2014, 2:28 pm

nice ones!! Do you remember the variety? Anyone have any ideas on long sweet carrots? We have taken the bottoms off our our beds, so now we can grow the long kind, but we like the thin sweet ones Smile Looks like what she grew!! Congrats!!

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Post  landarch on 7/8/2014, 3:42 pm

I planted in my home SFG's with Mels Mix...I have one 4'x4' box that's 12" deep and another 2'x2' box that's around 16" deep.  I try to mix in some hardwood ash into squares before seeding beets and carrots.

I planted Kuroda and Scarlet Nantes...decided not to mess with any other varieties this year.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 7/8/2014, 4:02 pm

I also planted Nantes carrots in April.  The Kuroda have not yet gone in, although I expect to plant some soon for a later harvest.

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Post  nosmok on 7/8/2014, 6:02 pm

What does the hardwood ash do for the carrots and beets?  Do you get this from your fire pit?  My beets never developed and my carrots are short and woody, despite deep soil to grow into.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 7/8/2014, 8:58 pm

Those are so beautiful!

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Post  landarch on 7/8/2014, 10:39 pm

I have friends that scatter hardwood ash in areas seeded in beets and carrots...I think for the potassium.

I tend to mix a little in specific squares, not throughout the entire box as it may jack-up the pH for other plants.

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We have a 4 x 4 space 12 inches

Post  kauairosina on 7/10/2014, 3:33 pm

deep.  I wondered what to plant. I'll get some long type carrot seeds.  Thank you. Gorgeous carrots!!

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