Carrots in a greenhouse?

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Goosegirl

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Carrots in a greenhouse?
« on: April 12, 2019, 13:50 »
Can you grow carrots in a greenhouse or do they prefer a lower temperature?
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Re: Carrots in a greenhouse?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 15:20 »
I've found them to grow fine in tubs and pots in my greenhouse. There's some impressive ones grown in a polytunnel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP9mZmOkPz4
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Re: Carrots in a greenhouse?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 15:25 »
Guess what I'll be doing in the morning!  ;)

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Re: Carrots in a greenhouse?
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 16:48 »
For the last 2 years I have sown carrots in boxes (pre wheelie bin recycle boxes about 12 inches deep) and had carrots early. Was a bit late sowing this year (an early variety) but I have defined carrots growing so should be harvesting mid May.

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Re: Carrots in a greenhouse?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2019, 17:18 »
Carrots love some old compost in a holed bucket, or a big pot!

Better to have them in a watering tray too, they bulk up nicely that way. You can always move them outside if it gets too hot anyway...

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Re: Carrots in a greenhouse?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 14:29 »
Well, I sowed a little row of stump-rooted carrots and they've done really well. No forking or marks and are a nice size too.

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Re: Carrots in a greenhouse?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 19:41 »
Mine have been fine in the polytunnel and gives a nice early crop too
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Re: Carrots in a greenhouse?
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2019, 07:47 »
Mine were ok but they need a lot more watering.  I did not have carrot root fly as mine were elevated but towards the end of the growing season I had some sort of large larvae that ruined the later crop.
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Re: Carrots in a greenhouse?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2019, 12:15 »
We have three holed buckets crammed with baby carrots, about three ft high outside. They started under glass, and are now between 2" and 4" long!

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Re: Carrots in a greenhouse?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2019, 17:52 »
I grow all my carrots in the poly in raised beds its also heated in the winter if it gets to cold outside,
i do a continue grow ie as i pull them i sow more seed and cover with bubble wrap and i use a dimmer that dims down the light over an hour and comes up in the morning over an hour [it is programable digital] i got it when i use to keep parrots
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