Carrots to sow now??

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garddwr

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #210 on: April 17, 2009, 09:29 »
So better to sow in the spring then ? I did think this because nothing much grows in the winter. for example : leeks and parsnips e.t.c  are just hardy and when you sow winter broad beans or onion they do germinate or sprout but just a little and then in spring they put on all the new growth.

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #211 on: April 17, 2009, 09:43 »
I didnt get a single one to come up. Thought they had started last year but turned out to be weeds.  :(
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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #212 on: April 17, 2009, 12:40 »
The carrots in the foreground are my over winter ones and are about 12 inches high.  The ones behind were sown a few weeks ago.

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #213 on: April 17, 2009, 16:50 »
Here are mine:



I moved these out of the greenhouse a few weeks back and they're not as tall:



And my indoor purple one:


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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #214 on: April 17, 2009, 17:10 »
I'm interested in planting Carrot "Nantes Frubund" (Fast Crop) - is that what you chaps are talking about?  (the thread seemed to start off talking about them last Autumn, but that was 14 pages ago!! so I just wanted to check)

From T&Ms description I was expecting them to crop much earlier than now "exceptionally early and cold resistant. It will give you carrots in your garden in the spring when nobody else has them and when they are fetching high prices in the shops" - or am I being unfair?

Do they taste nice?

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #215 on: April 17, 2009, 17:14 »
I'm interested in planting Carrot "Nantes Frubund" (Fast Crop) - is that what you chaps are talking about? 


The very same!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #216 on: April 17, 2009, 17:21 »
OK, thanks. I'll just sit in the corner and listen then ...

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #217 on: May 19, 2009, 17:10 »
My carrots are doing really well.  Have never had any luck with growing them before, so I'm very pleased. 

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #218 on: May 19, 2009, 17:23 »
They look great Ice!  Can almost taste them from here  :D
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #219 on: May 19, 2009, 17:30 »
They do taste amazing.  Had a few the other day steamed with butter and parsley. :)

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #220 on: May 19, 2009, 20:57 »
Very nice Ice  :D :D
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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #221 on: May 19, 2009, 21:01 »
Thank you.

Anyone else got some update pictures of theirs?

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #222 on: May 19, 2009, 21:09 »
Mine are all brown bread  :(

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #223 on: May 19, 2009, 21:32 »
I still have my bucket full which are growing well.  Will get a piccie over the next day or so when it isn't dark!

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #224 on: May 20, 2009, 10:19 »
Sorry if this is naive, but I thought they would be over by now? (I'm planning to grow this winter to have an "Early Spring Crop" as T&M puts it!!)



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