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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  staf74 on 4/12/2011, 6:01 pm

LOL....i wondered who would jump the gun.....cuz i was itching too also. Although technically MidMam said today was fine to start.

Let the games begin?????

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  boffer on 4/12/2011, 6:03 pm

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote: GET OUT!! I didn't mean it THAT way.) Very Happy

I"m busted. Wasn't there a TV show called 'The Two Minute Man'?

Edit: OH WAIT...that was 'The Six Million Dollar Man'...sorry Embarassed


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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  jymarino on 4/12/2011, 6:16 pm

I just looked at the package of carrot seeds that I got from of all places, Aldi, and they say Nantes on them! I figured there was no way I'd be able to find that kind of seed and I already have it in my drawer. We will be planting either today or tomorrow b/c we are out all day on Thursday. I hope they will do well!

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  Patch on 4/12/2011, 6:51 pm

I am going to plant in a rd tub that I got at Wally World. I will mark it off in the shape of a pie so maybe Mel won't be too mad. I will probably kill the carrots anyway. I noticed on the package that it said they were easy to grow(which in my case is the kiss of death)!

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  jymarino on 4/13/2011, 8:26 am

We planted one square of carrots yesterday. Let us see what happens!

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  elliephant on 4/13/2011, 10:04 am

I'll be planting a square even though I'm not sure if it'll even germinate in our heat. But in honor of Carrot Week I pulled my first Parisenne carrot that I planted back at the first of the year. Also got my first tomato of the year (Matt's Wild Cherry). As you can see, they're close to the same size, lol.


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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  dizzygardener on 4/13/2011, 1:09 pm

That's a nice looking carrot!

I so so wanted to plant parisenne carrots, but I couldn't find any seeds locally. Sad

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  Goosegirl on 4/13/2011, 1:24 pm

@dizzygardener wrote:That's a nice looking carrot!

I so so wanted to plant parisenne carrots, but I couldn't find any seeds locally. Sad

I think I still have one full pack of Tonda di Parigi seeds. PM your address if you want them and I will send them off!

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  dizzygardener on 4/13/2011, 4:15 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:
@dizzygardener wrote:That's a nice looking carrot!

I so so wanted to plant parisenne carrots, but I couldn't find any seeds locally. Sad

I think I still have one full pack of Tonda di Parigi seeds. PM your address if you want them and I will send them off!

TC

PM on the way! YAY and thank you! bounce

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Planted Today

Post  WardinWake on 4/15/2011, 2:29 pm

Howdy Folks:

In honor of CARROT WEEK we planted the following today, one square each.

Jaune Obtuse Du Boubs (Yellow)

Amarillo Yellow

Chantenay

Imperial

Shin Kuroda

Cosmic Purple

Kuroda Long

Juwarot

and Scarlet Nantes

The Atomic Red we planted on the 22nd of March has finally started to sprout. Yea!

God Bless, Ward and Mary.

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  genes on 4/15/2011, 2:58 pm

Wow wardinwakes I need a dictionary to read your list! I didn't know.

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  nhanifan on 4/15/2011, 6:34 pm

I thought I posted something this morning but dont think it went through. My kids and I planted carrots this morning and some other stuff Very Happy. This is such a fun idea!

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Post  Furbalsmom on 4/15/2011, 7:11 pm

nhanifan

Glad to "meet" you. Glad you got your carrots planted. This will be a fun project for everyone, including the kids.

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  Miss M on 4/15/2011, 7:44 pm

Stormy today... will plant tomorrow! Cool

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  janefss2002 on 4/15/2011, 8:06 pm

I got my nantes carrot seeds planted after work this evening.

The wind was so bad I had to stop at that. I had to clean up a tomato plant where the wind snapped the first blooms off and break the bad news to hubby (about his tomato) Sad

So hope for less wind tomorrow so I can get more work done.

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  Miss M on 4/16/2011, 11:40 pm

No storms today, so I got my Mezza Lunga Nantes carrots in! Hopefully, they'll show up better than my first planting (3/12).

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  Goosegirl on 4/17/2011, 8:53 am

Got mine in last night! Scarlet Nantes. It is the only filled box in my garden so far, and the only one that will be entirely with my home compost - which was comprised of everything garden, garbage, and kitchen!

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If you carrot all

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 4/17/2011, 12:31 pm

Even though we had house guests this weekend, I dashed out yesterday morning and planted two squares of nantes carrots: Yaya and Coreless. Gonna put in some Nantes Fancy in another square today. From the Pacific Northwest....WE HAVE SUN TODAY!

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Post  kjenkins82 on 4/17/2011, 4:32 pm

I was going to sit this one out since I had already planted 3 varieties of carrots, but I was at the nursery getting some worm castings yesterday and was drawn to the seed racks. I told myself firmly that I didn't need any more seeds and certainly not any more carrots, but this one particular pack of Scarlet Nantes just wouldn't take no for an answer. Unbeknownst to me, it somehow worked its way into my basket and while I'm almost certain I didn't plant anything this afternoon, for some inexplicable reason I have dirt under my fingernails. Hmmm....

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  Icemaiden on 4/17/2011, 4:41 pm

They are so cunning, those seed packets! You set out to buy one and before you know it there are half a dozen in the basket Evil or Very Mad

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  kjenkins82 on 4/17/2011, 5:20 pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one this happens to!

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Re: If You CARROT all for SFG...

Post  Paula M on 4/17/2011, 7:15 pm

Oh, yes - seeds jumping into the cart is a problem I have as well! I am SO glad I have good company.
We had a storm hit us on Friday so I didn't get my second crop of carrots planted, and then yesterday and today I had to work - I may go out before it gets dark and plant a square - I have a few empty squares - and two boxes still to fill with dirt.

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Post  auntij on 4/17/2011, 8:17 pm

Wow I almost missed out! Life gets to busy sometimes I haven't checked in for a little bit. I am very glad I did! I will do my VERY best to get my carrots planted tomorrow! I thought I was being so good starting some white cukes, container cukes as well as some DIXIE SWEETS. I just got around to cleaning up the garden now I have to remember to pick up some compost from wholefoods tomorrow. Time is just slipping away AAAAAAHHHHHHH. It was freezing a couple days ago now it's 65 good grief Charlie Brown!

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Post  FarmerValerie on 4/17/2011, 8:49 pm

After weather delays, and forgot where I put them so I would not lose them syndrome, I got my carrots in.

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The Procrastination Queen does it again!!

Post  Old Hippie on 4/18/2011, 8:48 pm

It's the last day of Carrot Week and I planted two "squares" of Nantes carrots. One square is in one of my 4x4 boxes which is covered by an acrylic dome we saved last fall from a renovation project my DH knew about at his work. It is not true Mel's Mix but amended garden soil so I have transgressed. Embarassed The other square is in a 13 inch square planter that is 12 inches deep and is pure Mel's Mix. When I went looking for manures and composts I could only find four and actually I think they really only count as three because steer and cattle manure are pretty much the same thing. But I found a bucket of my own screened compost from last year in the shed so added that to the mix. My square planter is on the front porch which gets nice and warm during the day because it faces south. So my experiment is to see which of my two squares does the best.......the one in the garden with protection or the one in the pure Mel's Mix on the front porch.

It snowed a tiny bit on me while I was doing it but I am done!!!

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