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CARROT WEEK HAS BEGUN!!!!

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Re: CARROT WEEK HAS BEGUN!!!!

Post  FarmerValerie on 5/18/2011, 8:51 am

With all the crazy weather we've had I think I only have 1 nante left. We've already had 90 degrees, and then lots of rain right before planting time, and again right after. Even my carrots I planted 4 weeks before that have slowed their growing. I may just have to wait until fall to get some good carrots.

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Re: CARROT WEEK HAS BEGUN!!!!

Post  GlassHen on 5/18/2011, 4:41 pm

I have 2 squares of Nantes that I planted for carrot week. One that I direct sowed and the other that I sprouted in vermiculite. Both were started April 15th...

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Sprouted in vermiculite first then transplanted around the 25th of April. I can't believe the difference.

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 5/18/2011, 5:37 pm

OMG, GlassHen, that's totally amazing! BTW, what camera and/or macro lens are you using? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Post  GlassHen on 5/18/2011, 7:40 pm

I used my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3 on the macro setting. I also have a Nikon D40 but I don't use it as often since it doesn't fit in my back pocket Smile

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 5/18/2011, 9:08 pm

Thank you so much, GlassHen! It's a dream of mine to once again have a true macro lens. So much fun photographing teeny tiny things! Alas, available coins going to garden renovation now, not camera. At least we can eat garden things, but not pictures. Very Happy

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Re: CARROT WEEK HAS BEGUN!!!!

Post  Josh on 6/19/2011, 10:53 pm

My nantes carrots are in the table top garden this year and they are doing good!
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Post  tabletopper on 6/20/2011, 9:29 am

Great carrot picture...good growth...
Also checked out all your photos.......enjoyed all your great photos....you are very talented....
Ruth...

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Re: CARROT WEEK HAS BEGUN!!!!

Post  quiltbea on 6/20/2011, 10:15 am

My Nantes were sown on April 12th and this is the result as of today. Still not large enough to harvest. I only put them in the left side of the square and put another variety in the right side the end of May.

Here in Maine they take a long time to mature. That's a Chinese cabbage above them.

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Re: CARROT WEEK HAS BEGUN!!!!

Post  pattipan on 6/20/2011, 10:58 am

Here's my Nantes as of this morning, June 20, 2011. There are two squares -- and I did thin them, really! There were planted on April 15.



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Re: CARROT WEEK HAS BEGUN!!!!

Post  FarmerValerie on 6/20/2011, 11:25 am

Mine all died, it got cold, rained, and they got way too hot all within a week.

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Re: CARROT WEEK HAS BEGUN!!!!

Post  Josh on 6/20/2011, 4:36 pm

Shocked WOW Pattipan what big carrots you have!


Thanks Ruth!

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Re: CARROT WEEK HAS BEGUN!!!!

Post  pattipan on 6/20/2011, 5:37 pm

@Josh wrote:Shocked WOW Pattipan what big carrots you have!

Just Mel's Mix and water. Warm sunshine helps too, I guess!

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