growing a carrot for it's weight

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growing a carrot for it's weight
« on: September 08, 2014, 08:58 »
i like doing new things, i seen these silly huge carrot with silly amount of legs, can tell me the soil mix for these carrots please i love to give it ago.

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Re: growing a carrot for it's weight
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014, 09:53 »
If you want big carrots sow them about the end of March and thin them out to about 4 inches as soon as they are established. Then just leave them to it.

If you want straight carrots you will need light soil.

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Re: growing a carrot for it's weight
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2014, 10:05 »
i found a recipe for the soil but they don't say how much of what to grown a giant carrot understandable they don't want tell everyone their secret

compost, vermiculite, perlite, Rootgrow, Vitax Q4, Calcified seaweed, carboante of lime, sulphate of potash, magnesium and superphosphate.


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Re: growing a carrot for it's weight
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 10:24 »
Long'uns are normally grown in a barrel or similar, filled with sand and then a "core" hole made and filled with fine compost, 3 seeds per core sown and then thinned to the "best one".

Like this:
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Here's his soil recipe (looks like the one you already have):
http://www.allotment-diary.co.uk/Exhibition-long-show-carrot.html
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Re: growing a carrot for it's weight
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2014, 10:30 »
Long'uns are normally grown in a barrel or similar, filled with sand and then a "core" hole made and filled with fine compost, 3 seeds per core sown and then thinned to the "best one".

Like this:
9WRXfTz0BiY
Here's his soil recipe (looks like the one you already have):
http://www.allotment-diary.co.uk/Exhibition-long-show-carrot.html

i done the long ones i'm looking to grow a one for the weigh

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Snoop

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Re: growing a carrot for it's weight
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 14:30 »
Presumably, if you're growing it for weight, you'd want it as long as possible and as fat as possible. So you'd use pretty much the same approach but give the carrot much more room widthwise.

Surely your biggest challenge is finding the right variety that will grow as fat as you seem to need?

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Totty

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Re: growing a carrot for it's weight
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2014, 19:12 »
Try a variety called Flakkee.  ;) dig a hole a foot or more wide, two foot deep.
The hole needs to be filled with a "special" mixture. vermiculite, perlite, Rootgrow, Vitax Q4, Calcified seaweed, carboante of lime, sulphate of potash, magnesium and superphosphate.



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