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Post  RoOsTeR 2/1/2012, 7:11 pm

@plantoid wrote: What to aim for Laughing

Carrot (heavy)

WR: 8.61kg (18.81lb) - John Evans - United States - 1998
UK Record 5.9kg (12.98) Dave Thomas - United Kingdom - 2011 NEW
Carrot (long)

WR: 584cm (19ft 2in) - Joe Atherton - United Kingdom - 2007
UK Record - 584cm (19ft 2in) - Joe Atherton - United Kingdom - 2007

Lol! Plantoid! you can't tease us with these weights and measurements without pictures! Razz

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Post  nancy 2/1/2012, 7:40 pm

Oh, I hope I get carrots this year! We made seed tapes a few weeks ago of 3 varieties of carrots: Little Finger (2 squares), Tonda di Parigi (4 squares), and Danvers 126 Half Long (2 squares). Then when I received my seeds from Baker Creek, me free seeds are Parisienne. I need to make more seed tape and find another square or two. Are any of these Nantes? Embarassed
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Post  RoOsTeR 2/1/2012, 8:32 pm

I found this carrot posted by camprn in the original carrot thread carrot

I'll see what else I can find or if anyone else comes up with any post them up and I will see about adding them

carrot

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Post  madnicmom 2/1/2012, 8:59 pm

YES!!! count me in with Touchon's! They are sooo sweet!

Menards has Burpee seeds 40% off so a pack of Touchon's are $1.

Plantoid- you are too funny with the world records! Wouldn't that be funny is someone actually got close?
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Post  LaborDay RN 2/1/2012, 9:19 pm

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Post  GWN 2/1/2012, 9:20 pm

We made seed tapes a few weeks ago

I am curious as to how you make seed tapes, any tips?? EVEN Though technically we MAY be competing Razz
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Post  LaborDay RN 2/1/2012, 9:23 pm

Hmmmmmm.......that didn't work! Guess I don't know how to put in my post. But if you look to the left, it's there by my name. Embarassed
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Post  nancy 2/1/2012, 9:28 pm

I found this very cute tutorial on pinterest. My flour glue was a bit too thick, but it was very easy and tons of fun. And only a little messy.

http://www.giverslog.com/?p=2484

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Post  GWN 2/1/2012, 10:25 pm

I did 4 strips per square. I hope to plant them every 10 -14 days.

That is just SO darn cool, and something you can do in the winter when you are not doing anything else, to prepare yourself for planting.

THIS IS what I love about sites like this SO much knowledge to share

thanx
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Post  RoOsTeR 2/1/2012, 10:43 pm

@LaborDay RN wrote:Hmmmmmm.......that didn't work! Guess I don't know how to put in my post. But if you look to the left, it's there by my name. Embarassed

There are several ways to do it. 2nd Annual Carrot Week  - Page 2 Animat10

I prefer to use an image hosting site like image shack or photobucket.
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Here's another method

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Post  LaborDay RN 2/1/2012, 10:46 pm

Thanks rooster!! thanks
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Post  yolos 2/1/2012, 11:11 pm

I planted my first carrots this past fall. They were Red Core Chantenay. Very, very sweet. But this is not a Nanetes type.

So I guess I will have to do some looking around for Nantes types. But, my question is, if you are buying carrots at a gardening center (not a catalog) will the seed pack tell you if it is a Nantes type carrot ???

Also, why the Nantes type. Any special reason or benefit to this type of carrot???
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Post  shannon1 2/2/2012, 6:41 am

living in zone 9 I planted my carrots just 2 days ago, so once again no carrot week for me. I was expecting something new and exciting what with all hype.Sad
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Post  Goosegirl 2/2/2012, 7:31 am

@yolos wrote:Also, why the Nantes type. Any special reason or benefit to this type of carrot???

If I remember right, for the 1st Annual Carrot Week a nantes type was chosen just so we would all be planting the same type of carrot at the same time so we could all compare what happened to the same basic variety in all of our different climates. For some it was a late start time and for others (like me, who still had some snow) it was an early start time. Every month on the 15th or so we could post pics or give an update on what was happening to that specific type of crop at that particular time in our little corner of the world. I had a blast with it! It was my first year with my SFG boxes and it really made me feel like part of the forum!

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Post  RoOsTeR 2/2/2012, 7:41 am

@shannon1 wrote:living in zone 9 I planted my carrots just 2 days ago, so once again no carrot week for me. I was expecting something new and exciting what with all hype.Sad

Sorry to disappoint you pale

Nantes where also chosen because they tend to be a shorter carrot and not everyone has deep boxes. It seemed to be an easy way to get the most involvement Very Happy

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Post  plantoid 2/2/2012, 8:04 pm

@GWN wrote:
I did 4 strips per square. I hope to plant them every 10 -14 days.

That is just SO darn cool, and something you can do in the winter when you are not doing anything else, to prepare yourself for planting.

THIS IS what I love about sites like this SO much knowledge to share

thanx

Sorry to say flour glue on seeds does not let you store them for more than a few days once you have done it .. the water in the glue affects the seed ..
In the soil they will grow , in a storage container they will die/ become sterile very quickly .
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Post  EatYourVeggies 2/2/2012, 10:30 pm

Totally stoked for the carrot-thon and was able to find four different brands of Scarlet Nantes at the same nursery earlier today. The one I finally decided on had fewer seeds, but was the only one specifying it was an Heirloom.
As long as it took for the 1st of February to get here, April 15th is
looking awfully far away. Very Happy
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Post  shannon1 2/3/2012, 2:15 am

nKedrOoStEr wrote:
@shannon1 wrote:living in zone 9 I planted my carrots just 2 days ago, so once again no carrot week for me. I was expecting something new and exciting what with all hype.Sad

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Post  Goosegirl 2/3/2012, 7:15 am

@shannon1 wrote:
nKedrOoStEr wrote:
@shannon1 wrote:living in zone 9 I planted my carrots just 2 days ago, so once again no carrot week for me. I was expecting something new and exciting what with all hype.Sad

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Post  walshevak 2/3/2012, 8:17 am

fyi, last year I found a pack of scarlet nantes at walmart for 20 cents and a pack of usda organic scarlet nantes for $1.98. Since I don't usually grow carrots, I used the 20 cent pack for 1 square each my TT beds and son's wicking beds. Nobody got carrots until late fall and I got the better ones. But we both had a carrot or 2 in Dec.

This year I'm going to use a cinder block's openings for a little deeper space, plant seeds a little more carefully and thin ruthlessly if I mess up on seeding. That's what the 20 cent pack says "thin ruthlessly to 3" apart". Razz

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Post  Goosegirl 2/3/2012, 4:49 pm

This year I have my boxes all set up, and since we have no snow, I should be able to plant 'in place' right on time. I can't believe what a difference starting in Spring is with SFG's already made! Last year was an adventure and a learning experience. This year is already less energy-output!

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Post  littlejo 2/3/2012, 5:40 pm

Carrots are fine, love them, but, checked my seeds, have several varieties, no nantes, except for those baby ones I think are nantes. Will check Walmart.
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Post  AranMC 2/3/2012, 7:37 pm

Okay, I'm in Northern Ontario but I'll have a go at this.... I may not be able to sow direct into the garden by April 15-18, depends on the snow and when it leaves.. but I can sow direct into toilet roll tubes....lol

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Post  RoOsTeR 2/3/2012, 7:40 pm

I know the feeling Aran, it will be really early for me too Wink

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