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Post  auntij 4/7/2010, 3:47 pm

Ok I know carrots should be in a deeper box but do you think it would be ok to put some in 6" deep squares? I am working on getting our root boxes set up/ built but would like to get some carrots in the ground and have 3 empty squares in my 4'x12' box. Would I just end up with very length challenged carrots? Any ideas/advice would be appreciated.
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Post  nancy 4/7/2010, 3:59 pm

Have you already bought your seeds? There are some great varieties out there that will do very well in 6". I think mine are supposed to get to 6". Next I want to try some that get round instead of long.

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Post  boffer 4/7/2010, 4:09 pm

Carrots will grow fine in a six inch box. Mel has written of finding carrots that reach the plywood bottom of a box, making a 90 degree turn, and continuing to grow sideways! I believe him, but I've not seen one of those yet.

Just before the old forum ended, Ward posted a chart of carrot varieties and a picture of their typical lengths, from baby fingers to 12 inchers.

Perhaps he still has it, and can re-post.
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Post  Jiro 4/7/2010, 8:32 pm

Harvest them early for baby carrots. That's my plan for my scarlet nantes.
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Post  WardinWake 4/7/2010, 9:07 pm

@boffer wrote:Carrots will grow fine in a six inch box. Mel has written of finding carrots that reach the plywood bottom of a box, making a 90 degree turn, and continuing to grow sideways! I believe him, but I've not seen one of those yet.

Just before the old forum ended, Ward posted a chart of carrot varieties and a picture of their typical lengths, from baby fingers to 12 inchers.

Perhaps he still has it, and can re-post.

Sorry guys. Because posts on forums never disappear depth of carrots Affraid I did not keep a copy. Maybe I can find where I researched the varieties and recreate the post.

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Post  ayanefan 4/7/2010, 10:54 pm

You don't need to do regular carrots, you can go for the fun stuff!! My daughter absolutely, positively, without prejudice wanted a ball carrot. Well, it wasn't long until I stumbled on these...

http://www.suttons.co.uk/Shop/Vegetable+Seeds/Carrot+Parmex+Seeds+157564.htm?sku=157564

There are a few other varieties, I believe McKenzie and Vessey seeds have them too. I saw one seed at Walmart that is targeted towards kids, they have some funny designs on the package too.

I know Mel was, and still is, confronted with that question, 6 inch box for 12 inch carrots. He basically said to not limit yourself to one kind of carrot. Have fun with your garden and plant shorter carrots in more boxes.
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Post  SirTravers 4/7/2010, 11:20 pm

I think it would be fun to have several medium to short length carrots and parsnips growing. Funny veggies like that always make the kids laugh when you pull them up.
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Post  auntij 4/7/2010, 11:30 pm

I absolutely LOVE the round carrot idea!! Would you still plant them 16 per square (I looked them up but didn't see spacing on them). I may have to go on a hunt for carrots now. I have a variety pack with all different colors, but it says nothing about shapes and sizes.
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Post  quiltbea 4/8/2010, 7:42 pm

You can get the shorter varieties or you can grow the regular but harvest them while they are still young and not too long.
They taste ever so good....
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These were grown in 12" beds but some are naturally shorter....the Napoli grow 7-8" but you can pull them sooner.


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Post  Josh 4/8/2010, 8:07 pm

I'm trying some world record variety Giant carrot. It says they get 14 inches, I'm using Mel's high rise method.
Here is a neat link to the carrot museum.
http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/varietyphotos.html
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Post  titans01 4/8/2010, 8:19 pm

Quiltbea,

That's some pretty carrots. Can't wait to grow my own.
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