Carrots to sow now??

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« Reply #195 on: January 07, 2009, 19:31 »
Not going to thin mine.

They're in light compost and should gently tease each other to one side.

They're no thicker than the ones I grow outside which I never thin either!
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« Reply #196 on: January 08, 2009, 18:18 »
Quote from: "DD."
Not going to thin mine.

They're in light compost and should gently tease each other to one side.

They're no thicker than the ones I grow outside which I never thin either!


Ive got two containers full, so Im going to thin one and leave one (I like chunky carrots to mash or slice, not so keen on smaller ones to cook whole) and see which one 'werks for me'  :D

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« Reply #197 on: January 08, 2009, 19:56 »
I planted them in a grid an inch apart, I'm guessing I can pull up every other one as a baby carrot when (if) they get big?

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« Reply #198 on: January 14, 2009, 07:11 »
BUMP !!!!


Hows the carrots going ???????


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« Reply #199 on: January 14, 2009, 08:07 »
Well, seeing as you asked! A few minutes ago......



Going slowly in this cold weather........... but still there!

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« Reply #200 on: January 14, 2009, 08:51 »
Aww         :D

Have you peeped at their orange bits yet??

(I would have done)  :shock:

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« Reply #201 on: January 14, 2009, 09:38 »
No point at this stage, I bet they're only about an 1" long.

The cold weather doesn't help. :shock:  :lol:

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« Reply #202 on: January 14, 2009, 16:27 »
Looking good!

Mine still look exactly the same - seed leaves only  :roll:

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« Reply #203 on: April 16, 2009, 21:57 »
How are all of your carrots doing, I didn't experiment with them as I got my greenhouse at the end of last year and didn't want to put anything in it e.t.c, but I was interested in seeing the outcome. When were you ment to harvest them and were they worth it ?

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« Reply #204 on: April 16, 2009, 21:59 »
Well I'll be honest and say not a sausage, zip ziltch but mine where outside and I really should have known better  ;)  if they come up now it will be a miracle and they will be amongst the onions  :lol:
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« Reply #205 on: April 16, 2009, 22:01 »
Mine did sweet nowt,but the ones I sowed the other day are coming along perfick

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« Reply #206 on: April 16, 2009, 22:05 »
Just posted this in another topic, but mine are growing well by the looks of it.  They were in the pot in the unheated greenhouse over winter and have been outside for a while, now on the top shelf of the staging here:



Thinned a couple a week or two ago and there was nothing showing at the roots other than a little orange line!

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« Reply #207 on: April 16, 2009, 22:13 »
I didn't have great germination but I do have some very well advanced carrots.  I looked at the roots but didn't see anything that resembled a carrot.  I'll post pictures tomorrow.
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« Reply #208 on: April 16, 2009, 22:29 »
Well I'll be honest and say not a sausage, zip ziltch but mine where outside and I really should have known better  ;)  if they come up now it will be a miracle and they will be amongst the onions  :lol:

Don't give up on them yet. I sowed mine outside too, and after what must have been the coldest winter for many years - some of them have come up. I sowed 2 rows and i have 5 seedlings, but hey - that's 5 more than none at all!! :wub:

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« Reply #209 on: April 16, 2009, 22:50 »
Mine look great. I moved one box out of the greenhouse a few weeks ago to make room for other stuff and they are about 4-5" tall, the ones in the greenhouse are about twice the size.

I had one of my indoor purple ones the other day... just baby carrot size but very purple.

Will take a pic when it's light tomorrow :)



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