Carrots to sow now??

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #225 on: May 20, 2009, 16:36 »
Here are mine:



I haven't pulled any yet but rooting around they look about little finger size.

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #226 on: May 20, 2009, 17:29 »
Just to check, are these Nantes Frubund? Its just that it seems disappointingly late to me - even Amsterdam Forcing sown in February would be ready in a week or two, wouldn't they?

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #227 on: May 20, 2009, 18:37 »
Yes they are Nantes Frubund.  I'm guessing that it was the very cold winter we had that has held them up a little.
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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #228 on: May 31, 2009, 17:57 »
Some of mine sort of look like they are contemplating flowering. The have a stalk with leaves coming off part way up and a bud like thing in the middle?

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #229 on: May 31, 2009, 20:50 »
You can sow Autmn King outside now.
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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #230 on: May 31, 2009, 20:53 »
Some of mine sort of look like they are contemplating flowering. The have a stalk with leaves coming off part way up and a bud like thing in the middle?

I'd lift them now, sounds like they are going to seed to me.
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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #231 on: May 31, 2009, 22:13 »
Some of mine sort of look like they are contemplating flowering. The have a stalk with leaves coming off part way up and a bud like thing in the middle?
3 of my 5 surviving carrots did that too. Masses of foliage but disappointing root. All in all not a great success for me - but i blame the weather! They weren't very tasty either.   :blink:

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #232 on: May 31, 2009, 22:32 »
Hmmm ... in summary looks like a mixed bag, unless all the people with great success are not saying much?

I was really looking forward to sowing these this Autumn :(

Is it a "novelty" then, and not worth the trouble? or did some folk have success such that they would do it again? and what was the secret? (if they know!)

Or is there a different variety that would be worthwhile for an early crop (I have cold greenhouse space available for an early crop)

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #233 on: May 31, 2009, 22:37 »
Mine are lovely and delicious and I will do them again.  As I said, I think the exceptionally bad winter was to blame for holding them back.  They needed very little attention over the winter, so it's worth doing them again as far as I am concerned.

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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #234 on: May 31, 2009, 22:57 »
I read the comment folk made about the Winter (fair enough), but I kinda assumed that these were in containers, or cold greenhouse.  But perhaps that wasn't the case?

If you are having another go then I'll definitely give it a try, thanks!
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Re: Carrots to sow now??
« Reply #235 on: June 02, 2009, 16:53 »
I'm quite disappointed. Just pulled a few that look like they were gonna flower and there is barely any root at all. Only one was edible.

The purple carrot sown indoors at the same time (and still inside) on the other hand is not a bad size and no sign of flowering.




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