Carrots to sow now??

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« on: October 18, 2008, 21:40 »
Hi All

I have jest read November issue of Grow Your Own mag that you can sow carrots now - can anyone recommend a variety?

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 22:06 »
This is the one recommended by the RHS...


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Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008, 22:13 »
They look interesting DD.  If I sow them in the greenhouse do I then harden them off and transplant?  I ask, as I have never had any luck with carrots and find them difficult to grow.  They are my most favourite veg though.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2008, 22:17 »
Quote from: "DD."
This is the one recommended by the RHS...


Nantes Frubund


Cheers Dave think I'll give those ago  :D
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2008, 22:18 »
Thanks DD

That was my next question Ice??

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 08:25 »
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They look interesting DD.  If I sow them in the greenhouse do I then harden them off and transplant?  I ask, as I have never had any luck with carrots and find them difficult to grow.  They are my most favourite veg though.


I don't know, to be honest, I tried transplanting carrot thinnings once & they all died! Would probably have more success with modules, but I'm a "straight into the ground" person when it comes to carrots, beetroot, parsnips etc..

Reading the instructions, unless anyone told me to the contrary, I would sow them in a cold frame or greenhouse, direct into the soil, or maybe into deep enough containers & then not disturb them, apart from thinning maybe.

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 08:44 »
Been doing some sums

If you order one packet from T & M, with p & P you'll pay £3.98.

As p & p is the same, no matter how many, if you order 5 packets and split the p & p it will cost £2.39 a packet.

10 packets brings it down to £2.19.

If there's sufficient interest, I'm willing to put in a multiple order & post them out to the participating parties. Even sticking the cost of a stamp on top, you'll save a bit.

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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 09:34 »
My carrots this year were decimated by the fly.
Will I have to protect a winter crop against the fly?
Does it live in the winter?
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008, 09:47 »
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My carrots this year were decimated by the fly.
Will I have to protect a winter crop against the fly?
Does it live in the winter?
Thanks


You won't get carrot fly until May, so it depends on how the crop is going, whether you will have to protect it then.

I think this is uncharted territory for all of us, but over winter you certainly won't need protection.

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2008, 10:01 »
Count me in DD,  I'll try anything to get a crop of carrots.  I have always put them straight into the ground, but whatever I try they just don't germinate.

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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2008, 12:47 »
I have tried sowing a few in here last week



how long before carrots poke through?

(I'm a learner)

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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2008, 13:41 »
Count me in as well DD. Love carrots and plenty of space in greenhouse till spring.

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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008, 15:47 »
OK to you Baz, that's three so far, so the cost is going down nicely, I'll wait & see if there are anymore takers, put in the order & PM you arrange things.

Des - what variety are they - are they the ones we're talking about?

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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2008, 17:14 »
count me in too please - would love some more carrots - have some spring planting seeds but would like to use the plot over winter too.

i put mine straight in the ground and they have done ok, just about ready to come out so some more will keep us in carrots over the winter, one of my faves too
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2008, 17:31 »
Count me in as well DD!!



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