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Re: carrots
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2009, 05:00 »
Back in my first year of gardening I didn't understand the term 'thinning carrots'. I assumed I could simply pull out sprouted ones and move them to a less crowded area. Doesn't work. Got lovely green shoots and almost no edible root. I'd put it more strongly to say that carrots detest being moved unless in an existing container which will be buried in the ground with no disturbance whatsoever. And if you start them off so early they simply sulk in cold soil. they really do need warm soil to grow properly so be patient and wait.

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Re: carrots
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2009, 10:43 »
Some of the varieties say you'll get a light crop this year - you sow them in early spring, IIRC.  You might want to buy a few plants of a different variety anyway so you stagger your harvest, and it'll top up a light year too.  In my experience, car boot sales often have lots of strawberries (at least in rural areas) as small growers sell off surplus plants and runners.

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Re: carrots
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2009, 21:07 »
thanks for all your advice ..  :D.

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Re: carrots
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2009, 15:43 »
Dug these carrots today.

They were sown using the the "direct into the ground, sow thinly when warm" ,method.

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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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2009, 16:15 »
 8) they the over wintering ones we all tried ?  :lol:
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Re: carrots
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2009, 16:17 »
Don't be silly, I ate those ages ago!

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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2009, 16:43 »
They are very shiny carrots DD!

After last year's non-carrot-event I will be trying them in an old dustbin this year! Fingers crossed....
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Re: carrots
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2009, 17:43 »
They are very shiny carrots DD!


They had a fresh lick of varnish especially for the photo!

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Re: carrots
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2009, 19:27 »
they look really   nice and the fork does too ...
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Re: carrots
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2009, 19:49 »
One of them did 4 of us for dinner, along with parsnips & sprouts all minding their own business on the plot, until I went along this morning!

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Re: carrots
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2009, 19:52 »
i cant wait to get going .. save some money too ov veg  bills  all going well  :D

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Re: carrots
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2009, 21:29 »
Is that what you call 'Forked carrots'?? ??? :unsure: :D
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Re: carrots
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2009, 21:32 »
I did make a comment about that in my blog!



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