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Post  middlemamma on 4/12/2011, 6:57 pm

Hey everyone.....CARROT WEEK officially began today April 12th!

So get out there sometime between now and next Monday and PLANT THOSE CARROTS! Smile

We want to hear all about it so keep us posted here on when you plant, what you plant and how many you plant and as soon as you get sprouts show us your carrots!

Everyone keep a close eye on Boffer and Josh...they are going to see who can grow the longest carrot and my bet is it will be super entertaining! Feel free to post some carrot recipes in the recipe forums and let's just have some fun with this!

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PS...sorry this post is so late...it's already been a long week and it's only TUESDAY for me. lol!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/12/2011, 7:08 pm

Meeehhhhh, what's up, Doc!

Wabbit season!!

Duck season.

Wabbit season!!

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Post  dizzygardener on 4/12/2011, 7:20 pm

I wish I was at home so I could plant my carrots NOW!!!! But, alas, I am away on business right now. very sad

On the bright side, a few weeks ago I made my carrot seed tapes, so sowing them when I get back home will be easy pease! That is IF I HAVE A GARDEN LEFT! I've left my husband in charge of watering my babies. *gulp* pale

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Post  boffer on 4/12/2011, 7:34 pm

If you haven't seen it, the World Carrot Museum is interesting. The longest carrot on record is over 19 feet!!

http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/


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Post  Josh on 4/12/2011, 8:49 pm

I planted mine today!

Boffer do you think we can beat that world record with out giant carrots this year? Razz

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Post  Dunkinjean on 4/12/2011, 8:56 pm

I wasn't able to plant my carrots for the forum today due to heavy rains ..... affraid

Hopefully tomorrow.... Very Happy

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Post  boffer on 4/12/2011, 9:08 pm

@Josh wrote:I planted mine today!

Boffer do you think we can beat that world record with out giant carrots this year? Razz

Not me! I admit: I built my growing contraptions only 10 feet long.

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Post  pattipan on 4/12/2011, 10:11 pm

Today it rained all day -- a real toad chokin' rain too. Tomorrow more rain, and more at the end of the week. Thursday is the only window to plant my carrots that "may" be partly sunny. I'm beginning to wonder if boffer sent that PNW weather to the East coast!

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Post  jbh29 on 4/12/2011, 10:18 pm

Silly question... What makes this Carrot week?

Is it carrot week only if it's warm enough to be carrot week?

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Post  middlemamma on 4/12/2011, 10:34 pm

Carrot Week is just a fun event we are doing together here on the forum....

You can read about it here: http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t5124-if-you-carrot-all-for-sfg

A lot of northerners are doing their carrot week carrots in a container because their ground is still frozen.

For notherners it's too cold, but any later for the southerners it's too hot....April seemed the best compromise, hoping most everyone will be able to participate! We have a lot of good sport notherner's that will be sticking some carrots in any unfrozen soil they can find...since a loto f their SFG's are still under snow.

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Post  boffer on 4/12/2011, 10:35 pm

@jbh29 wrote:Silly question... What makes this Carrot week?

Is it carrot week only if it's warm enough to be carrot week?


Fair enough question!

We have members complaining that it's getting too hot to plant carrots. We have members complaining that it's too cold to plant carrots. We have members complaining because that's what they know how to do best.

Picking carrot week was a compromise that has no chance of pleasing everyone. The fascinating part about participating on a world wide forum is observing and appreciating the pros and cons of weather that others are dealing with around the world. That's what carrot week is about. Are you in?

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Post  boog1 on 4/12/2011, 10:52 pm

well sence all the things that happened in japan the company i work for makes parts for toyota and sence they are shuting down 99.99 of thier plants in usa, as of tomorrow i gots thursday,friday off this week looks like i better get my patootie in gear,

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Post  jbh29 on 4/12/2011, 10:54 pm

@boffer wrote: Are you in?

I'm in! I'm armed with 3 varrieties to choose from and vermiculite that I will try sprouting them in. If I can get little sprouts I'll even put them out into my covered bed. Happy carrot week! I'm glad to join in!

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Post  CindiLou on 4/12/2011, 10:55 pm

Will have to get my carrots planted tomorrow...

rofl And it is supposed to snow on Friday/Saturday. Yup gotta love Iowa weather, highs in the 80's then snow.

As warm as it has been it will probably melt as soon as it hits the ground. Plus high is supposed to be in high 30's and low 40's.

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Post  boffer on 4/12/2011, 11:06 pm

@jbh29 wrote:
@boffer wrote: Are you in?

I'm in! I'm armed with 3 varrieties to choose from and vermiculite that I will try sprouting them in. If I can get little sprouts I'll even put them out into my covered bed. Happy carrot week! I'm glad to join in!

Fantastic! How about just growing them in Mel's Mix in a bucket? You can start them inside where it's warm, and in 2-3 weeks when they sprout, move them outside?

I've never tried transplanting carrots. It's my understanding that it's an iffy proposition.

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/12/2011, 11:28 pm

We have members complaining because that's what they know how to do best.

So, where can I file your complaint that we all complain? Wink

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Post  jbh29 on 4/12/2011, 11:57 pm

@boffer wrote:Fantastic! How about just growing them in Mel's Mix in a bucket? You can start them inside where it's warm, and in 2-3 weeks when they sprout, move them outside?

I've never tried transplanting carrots. It's my understanding that it's an iffy proposition.

Carrots in a bucket? I like it. I think i will try that. That would seem to work better for carrots that will grow taller than my 6" deep soil.

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I planted my carrots!

Post  retired member 2 on 4/13/2011, 5:08 pm

I got my square planted today! Can't wait to see how they do.

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Post  staf74 on 4/13/2011, 8:17 pm

I just seeded one square with 32 "scarlet nantes" seeds. Two per hole.

I'm officially in the game.

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Post  retired member 2 on 4/13/2011, 8:48 pm

Planted mine today!

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Post  CindiLou on 4/13/2011, 9:47 pm

Planted 2 squares of Nantes today.

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nantes in

Post  Healing Garden on 4/13/2011, 10:15 pm

Planted a square of organic Scarlet Nantes along with my Cosmic Purple, Berlicum2, Jaune Obtuse du Doubs carrots this week in my carrot tower.

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Post  ashort on 4/13/2011, 10:31 pm

I was thinking about inter-planting with radishes in the front of my zuch, straightneck and eggplant squares. The planter boxes for them ended up being 17" x 24" as that was the right size for the space...

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Post  Dunkinjean on 4/13/2011, 10:36 pm

Dag, its raining today again.....all day.....

But lo and behold.....no rain tomorrow so......planting my carrots after work....yeah....for carrots!

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