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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/2/2017, 7:51 am

It's a thing!



It's going to happen.



April 2017!



Save a square or two for Carrot Week 2017!!


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Post  CapeCoddess on 2/2/2017, 12:56 pm

Yippeeeee!
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Post  ralitaco on 2/2/2017, 1:19 pm

I think this just might take root

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Post  sanderson on 2/3/2017, 2:06 pm

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Post  donnainzone5 on 2/3/2017, 7:14 pm

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Post  countrynaturals on 2/3/2017, 7:39 pm

I'll be ready!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/4/2017, 4:32 pm

we do seem to have an inordinate number of carrot emojis here on SFG.....MUST MEAN SOMETHING!  Laughing
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 2/4/2017, 5:03 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:we do seem to have an inordinate number of carrot emojis here on SFG.....MUST MEAN SOMETHING!  Laughing
I figured someone just got carrot away... Wink
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Post  yolos on 2/8/2017, 9:23 pm

It is a little early for the real Carrot Week, but my carrot week started back in August.  I succession planted starting 8/21 and 9/3.  My first harvest was 11/25.  I have been harvesting a little bit at a time all winter.  I now have eight squares left which will be ready to harvest soon.  

The first couple years I tried the Carrot week planting but it just gets too hot too quick here in GA and my carrots all turn out woody if planted during carrot week.  The only way I can grow carrots successfully is to plant them in the early fall and harvest throughout late fall, winter and early spring.  

Here are 4 of the squares of carrots planted on 9/3.


My grandson will not eat cooked carrots so every weekend we go out to the garden and I let him harvest a few carrots and I cut them up and his mother puts them in his lunch every day.



So good luck to all who will be participating in Carrot Week 2017.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/8/2017, 9:39 pm

Rt hose look amazing! I prefer raw, too!
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Post  countrynaturals on 2/9/2017, 11:48 am

NO FAIR! I was all excited about posting pics of my little pinkie-size straggly carrots that overwintered so valiantly. Then along comes Yolos with her super models and has to show them off and make me cry. Sad
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Post  countrynaturals on 2/9/2017, 11:58 am

@yolos wrote:my carrot week started back in August.  I succession planted starting 8/21 and 9/3.  My first harvest was 11/25.  I have been harvesting a little bit at a time all winter. 

I really like this plan. I kinda sorta did that by accident last year with moderate success. This year I'll pay more attention and will hopefully have better results. thanks, yolos.
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Post  trolleydriver on 2/9/2017, 12:23 pm

There won't be any carrots coming out of my SFG in April. Hopefully the snow will melt by then and I will at least be able to see my SFG beds.  Laughing

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Post  donnainzone5 on 2/9/2017, 6:54 pm

I have two 1' squares with top-hats that were planted late last summer.

Sufficient snow finally melted that I was able to tromp out to my garden (in snow boots) to inspect things.  The carrots look pretty good!

More will be planted in March or April, as soil and air temps allow.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 2/9/2017, 11:58 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:NO FAIR! I was all excited about posting pics of my little pinkie-size straggly carrots that overwintered so valiantly. Then along comes Yolos with her super models and has to show them off and make me cry. Sad
I still want to see your small but mighty carrots.
We're all growing different varieties under different conditions, with different experience levels.
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Post  countrynaturals on 2/10/2017, 12:52 pm

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:
@countrynaturals wrote:NO FAIR! I was all excited about posting pics of my little pinkie-size straggly carrots that overwintered so valiantly. Then along comes Yolos with her super models and has to show them off and make me cry. Sad
I still want to see your small but mighty carrots.
We're all growing different varieties under different conditions, with different experience levels.
Be proud of your accomplishments, even if they're small, and be inspired by accomplishments that seem bigger. bear hug
Actually, I only plant the short, stubby ones anyway.  Embarassed Now that I've decided not to have any big or rambling plants in my "Salad Bar" sfg, I will have more room for carrots this year. They were an afterthought last year, but did well enough for an upgrade to the A list.
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Post  sanderson on 2/12/2017, 3:00 am

@yolos wrote: The first couple years I tried the Carrot week planting but it just gets too hot too quick here in GA and my carrots all turn out woody if planted during carrot week.  The only way I can grow carrots successfully is to plant them in the early fall and harvest throughout late fall, winter and early spring.
Same here with me in California.  I have to plant them in the fall and wait until spring to harvest.

CN,  I know what you mean about little carrots.  Each year I get better (they get bigger).  This is from my first year.

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Post  countrynaturals on 2/12/2017, 12:26 pm

@sanderson wrote:
@yolos wrote: The first couple years I tried the Carrot week planting but it just gets too hot too quick here in GA and my carrots all turn out woody if planted during carrot week.  The only way I can grow carrots successfully is to plant them in the early fall and harvest throughout late fall, winter and early spring.
Same here with me in California.  I have to plant them in the fall and wait until spring to harvest.

CN,  I know what you mean about little carrots.  Each year I get better (they get bigger).  This is from my first year.
Now I get it! "Carrot Week" is for everyone else to plant and for us to show off our harvests. Talk about "diversity." WE GOT IT!  Razz
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Post  sanderson on 2/13/2017, 3:13 am

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Post  countrynaturals on 2/18/2017, 2:13 pm

Here's my entry -- definitely room for improvement. Can anybody recommend the sweetest, fattest, easiest-to-grow carrot variety? These were crisp and crunchy, but not very sweet.
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Post  sanderson on 2/19/2017, 2:08 am

Tendersweet is my favorite.

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Post  countrynaturals on 2/19/2017, 3:14 pm

@sanderson wrote:Tendersweet is my favorite.
Thanks. I'll put it on my list. Cool
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Post  Mellen on 2/20/2017, 9:52 am

@sanderson wrote:Tendersweet is my favorite.
I have seeds for 6 different kinds of carrots....but that isn't one of them.  Guess who has to go looking now.  What's one more when you already have hundreds.

I wonder if either the Tulare/Kings or Fresno Master Gardeners (or one of the garden clubs) would consider hosting a seed exchange?
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Post  Goosegirl on 2/20/2017, 3:53 pm

Well, I think I may be back!  I am definitely in on the Carrot Week 2017.  This year I will be converting 1 or 2 of my larger SFG boxes to permanent plantings of some indigenous perennial edibles and scaling back the annual planting.  That may make the yard more manageable with my health.  I currently have 154 sq ft plus some ratty and not-well-controlled flower beds.  Making sure I save at least a few sq ft, maybe more    just for carrots, may just keep me under control!


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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/3/2017, 8:57 pm

Carrots! Carrots! Don't forget your carrots!

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Official planting week: April 15th thru the 22nd!


Disclaimer: we will accept carrots planted on any other dates in the year 2017 (just like we always do). So be sure and share all your carrots with us! tongue

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