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Post  ericam 4/14/2012, 10:52 pm

Mixing more MM...

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Top hat filled and carrot seeds planted!

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Post  AvaDGardner 4/15/2012, 12:10 am

@JennAndCompany wrote:My first post (I just found the forum last night)! I am SO excited to have found all of you and this great place about SFG!

My MM and squares have been ready for about two weeks and I have been eager to get things growing! So, Carrot Week is a perfect excuse to get my hands dirty.

I planted two squares of Scarlet Nantes this evening. I planted them in the same squares as my radishes. I read on the back of a carrot seed packet that you can plant radishes and carrots in the same spot, because the radishes will be done before the carrots get big enough to 'need' the entire space.

I am wondering if anyone has anyone tried this before? Did it work?

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What a cool idea to save space! I've not had that instruction on my seeds. Does it matter if the radishes are round or icicles?

The only thing I can think of is pulling the radish would disturb the roots of the carrot. But maybe it would be anchored enough.

I have certainly replanted 'pulled to early' plants from many types. When my first round of carrots were mere thin blades of grass, my DD weeded them. We immediately replanted, and now they are about 4" high with frilly carrot-looking leaves.

Next time I plant carrots, I'll try it with the radishes! Let us know how your's does, too.

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Post  jamesindetroit 4/15/2012, 12:21 am

I'm in. Planted my carrots in a planter, going for depth here folks, lookout. I seem to be prejudice about carrots in my TT's. Don't know why! I'll tell you when I figure it out...

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Post  RoOsTeR 4/15/2012, 10:21 am

Looks great James! Thanks for the pictures and for participating. I look forward to seeing your results!
You've also got great taste for your carrot selection Razz

I Got my Carrot Week box planted yesterday. My box is almost 3' long and around 9" wide, with a plywood bottom drilled for drainage. It's 7" deep so with the MM settled in, it's right at a 6" depth Very Happy


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I marked my box in 1" increments (just cause that's how I am) and used a ruler to mark my soil. I got the idea of scoring my mix from a post by camprn:


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Post  camprn 4/15/2012, 10:52 am

I know I bought some nantes carrot seed, but of course I so disorganized sometimes, I can't find them Rolling Eyes time to go to the grain store...

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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes 4/15/2012, 11:01 am

@camprn wrote:I know I bought some nantes carrot seed, but of course I so disorganized sometimes, I can't find them Rolling Eyes time to go to the grain store...

The grain store is neat huh? I go to one in town here and it's got an old-fashioned feeling. Awesome What a Face
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Post  jamesindetroit 4/15/2012, 12:05 pm

Thanks for the compliments Rooster. With our chilly weather here, mine are in the hoop house until they sprout.... Its going to be 76 today..so maybe we'll get the soil nice and warm for awhile..
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Post  arla 4/15/2012, 8:33 pm

Got mine put out,

Planted Danvers Carrots, while it's not in a true SFG (it's a grow-bag my parents brought over from the UK, since I don't have any deep boxes yet) it was planted with about 50% Mel's mix, and 50% compost.

We'll see what comes up, my last attempt at carrots (in the regular soil) was a complete disaster, so we'll see.
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Post  JennAndCompany 4/15/2012, 11:45 pm

@AvaDGardner wrote:
@JennAndCompany wrote:My first post (I just found the forum last night)! I am SO excited to have found all of you and this great place about SFG!

My MM and squares have been ready for about two weeks and I have been eager to get things growing! So, Carrot Week is a perfect excuse to get my hands dirty.

I planted two squares of Scarlet Nantes this evening. I planted them in the same squares as my radishes. I read on the back of a carrot seed packet that you can plant radishes and carrots in the same spot, because the radishes will be done before the carrots get big enough to 'need' the entire space.

I am wondering if anyone has anyone tried this before? Did it work?

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What a cool idea to save space! I've not had that instruction on my seeds. Does it matter if the radishes are round or icicles?

The only thing I can think of is pulling the radish would disturb the roots of the carrot. But maybe it would be anchored enough.

I have certainly replanted 'pulled to early' plants from many types. When my first round of carrots were mere thin blades of grass, my DD weeded them. We immediately replanted, and now they are about 4" high with frilly carrot-looking leaves.

Next time I plant carrots, I'll try it with the radishes! Let us know how your's does, too.

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I will let you all know how the radish/carrot space sharing goes. The radishes are Giant Crimson (big round red) and the carrots are Scarlet Nante. I might try and get another square planted tomorrow (and see how the squares compare).
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Post  FamilyGardening 4/16/2012, 2:11 am

got my carrots in too.....on the 13th......i will have to go out and take a look at what kind i planted.....LOL....we planted so many...i know its a nate carrot but which one ?.....will post pics when we get them up loaded to the computer Very Happy

my five year old still needs to put his in.....hoping to do that tomorrow Very Happy ....he still needs to pick which ones......he has a self watering container with MM and wants to do carrots and a cherry tomato in there this year Very Happy

....he was just too cute over the weekend.....i didnt notice until tonight when we were going to add more compost and fluff up his MM.....he already put in his markers.....ha ha ha.....he layed out red rock in lines....they wernt straight or anything....they were goining up, down, in circles....you name it....it look like a race course...... he said....*see mommy*....*i can plant some here....and here*....LOL....he knows about using grids in the SFG and he made some last year in his container.....with red rocks.....but he decided to make it fancier this time.....Razz

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Post  jamesindetroit 4/16/2012, 6:53 am

Jenn, did you check the filter?
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Post  JennAndCompany 4/16/2012, 9:30 am

@jamesindetroit wrote:Jenn, did you check the filter?

LOL - yes we checked the filter and took all the plants out to see if she was hidden in them. I think she died when my son and I were on vacation (my husband stayed home). Pretty sure the cloudy water we had for a few months was "Honey" (eewwww). The cloudy water cleared up in about 6 weeks.

Did anyone else have snow today?? Do carrots like snow?
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Post  camprn 4/16/2012, 11:25 am

Went to the orange box store for a new elbow for my bean trellis. They had 3g packets of nantes carrots $1. I am going to plant em before I lose them again! Shocked Razz

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Post  Turan 4/16/2012, 1:28 pm

Got my new bed done and watered in this weekend. This morning I planted 3 squares of Nantes coreless (the only Nantes carrot I could find here). I put a bit of weed block over them as a soil warmer (thanks Plantoid for the idea). In June I will plant Danvers for a fall crop.

I have planted radishes mixed with carrots in the past. Totally forgot about it this time. It works nicely because it helps keep one from over planting hte carrots and needing to thin them. Basically you are 'thinning' by pulling finished radishes thus making room for the expanding carrots yet up till that time the radishes kept the ground covered . Round radishes are best because they pull so easy and do not disturb the surrounding soil much.
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Post  kbb964 4/16/2012, 3:48 pm

Planted my Nantes this afternoon, it was real gusty wind so I might have some growing in the lawn shortly !

One square in a top hat and another square non top hatted.
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Post  givvmistamps 4/16/2012, 9:06 pm

We'll, my boys got their carrots in today (Mommy had a migraine yesterday before the shade hit the garden).

First we have my younger son; he gets the top hat to grow the "big" carrots:

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Then we have my older son, who wants to grow "weird" carrots:
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Mommy and Daddy have yet to plant their carrots. Mommy will plant under the tomatoes, to see how well the really grow there after reading that they companion well. Daddy wants to see what weird things he can come up with, too.
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Post  JennAndCompany 4/16/2012, 9:40 pm

Thanks for the photos Michelle! I can't wait to see what "weird" carrots look like lol!
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Post  CarolinaGirl 4/17/2012, 10:00 pm

FINALLY got my carrots for carrot week in today! I was out of town Thurs-Sun and still needed to fill my topper box. Of course while out of town we got a call from the kennel where our lab was staying for training (he'd been there about two weeks so far) saying that he wasn't eating and had a lump on his back... so the took him to their vet and he ended up having surgery for a massive abscess and drains put in so more joys of driving upstate to pick him up on Monday. SOOO finally today I had time to mix up the soil mix and plant carrots.
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I planted the carrots in the two left squares of the topper box. I planted one square of Scarlet Nantes on the seed tape and then the other square I did Danvers Half Longs.
I opted to plant some snap peas in the two boxes on the right so I made a trellis for those out of a two 1"x2"x6' screwed into the box and then used to leftover galvanized hardware cloth, so hopefully that works. It did end up being on the east side of the box (hence why I leaned it out some). Will need to get some rebar with the bent end to secure the topper box since I put all the weight on that one side lol.
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Has anyone here experimented with the purple carrots, or some of the other different colors? I picked up some seed for them a few months back, and am thinking of growing a few squares worth...
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I planted 4 varieties of carrots (YaYa, Bolero, Nelson, Scarlet Nantes) on 4/13 and today (4/17) the Bolero have sprouted. Carrot Week 2012! - Page 3 274447
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Post  RoOsTeR 4/18/2012, 7:29 am

Looks great Carolinagirl! Thanks for participating in Carrot Week and hope the pooch is ok.

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Post  Barkie 4/18/2012, 10:54 am

I've got pretty nasty weather to contend with again, peeing it down and/or cold enough to worry a brass monkey, but I got round it last year by sowing in a round square foot and a bit container and covering with glass. So that's how I am doing my Carrot week batch. Last years were very nice.
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Post  Yus 4/18/2012, 11:15 am

Yesterday I planted my yaya's...who knew they were Nantes carrots!
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Post  jkahn2eb 4/18/2012, 11:18 am

Well, while y'all are planting I'm pulling.

With temps expected to hit 100+ degrees this weekend and my plan to run new drip lines thru the carrot patch, I pulled my batch that had grown over the winter and early spring.

Orange carrots looked like little pumpkins, but cosmic purple and amaraillo carrots are tasty!

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