Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
The Dark Knight Strikes Toplef10The Dark Knight Strikes 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

The Dark Knight Strikes I22gcj10The Dark Knight Strikes 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
The Dark Knight Strikes Toplef10The Dark Knight Strikes 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

The Dark Knight Strikes I22gcj10The Dark Knight Strikes 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello from Surrey
by sanderson Today at 12:29 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 12:24 am

» Prefab compost question
by sanderson Today at 12:11 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:50 pm

» Kitty Control
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:49 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates
by Turan Yesterday at 4:07 pm

» Jjean59 first SFG - 2024
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:00 am

» N&C Midwest January & February 2024
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:56 am

» Winter Lag - Waiting for Sprimg
by sanderson 2/21/2024, 4:36 pm

» TDs 2024 SFG
by Turan 2/21/2024, 12:09 am

» Hello! From GA! Newbie
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 9:53 pm

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 9:45 pm

» Sweet Potato Slips - Buy or Grow?
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:27 pm

» Seeds 'n Such Free Shipping
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:09 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 2/19/2024, 11:25 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener 2/19/2024, 5:46 pm

» Hi from Central Oregon
by donnainzone5 2/18/2024, 5:50 pm

» Mealybugs?
by OhioGardener 2/17/2024, 11:02 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener 2/17/2024, 10:59 am

» Second Life for Determinate Tomatoes?
by OhioGardener 2/16/2024, 7:35 am

» Calling all juice bar waste composters...
by KiwiSFGnewbie 2/12/2024, 12:14 am

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by sanderson 2/9/2024, 10:52 pm

» Now is The Time To Take Seed Inventory
by sanderson 2/5/2024, 5:34 pm

» Homemade Seed Starting Mix
by sanderson 2/4/2024, 4:05 pm

» Stop warping in pine planks
by sanderson 2/4/2024, 3:56 pm

» Here's my purple cauliflower.
by markqz 2/1/2024, 11:40 pm

» Alfalfa Pellets and Epsom Salt for Tomatoes?
by sanderson 2/1/2024, 12:24 pm

» Bokashi
by sanderson 1/27/2024, 3:24 pm

» What can I do to fix my Mel's Mix?
by OhioGardener 1/24/2024, 8:23 am

» Re-Starting My Gardens
by Scorpio Rising 1/23/2024, 9:15 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

The Dark Knight Strikes

+6
gwennifer
Goosegirl
yolos
bnoles
sanderson
Windmere
10 posters

Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  Windmere 3/11/2014, 1:56 am

Today my daughter and I harvested some carrots that I planted in (very late) fall.  Since my wife and daughter have come to favor Lunar White (wife) and Cosmic Purple (daughter), I decided to make room for some squares made up exclusively of those varieties.  (Yes, I messed up with Carrot Week on the timing on our harvest... Sad)

Here's a shot of what we harvested:

The Dark Knight Strikes Kindle12

We showed the carrots to our neighbor right after they were pulled them from the ground.  He asked if these were something we grew when we lived in California... and I told him I found out about them on this forum.

You can see some of our Dark Knight deeply purple carrots interspersed.  I offered our neighbor a Dark Knight... and he immediately said and emphatic "NO!"  We both laughed after that.

I am expecting the last component of my compost very soon and shortly after that I will be preparing my beds for planting.  I can't wait!
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 55
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  sanderson 3/11/2014, 2:49 am

Windmere, Beautiful looking carrots. I think some of the unusual looking colors and shapes available today encourages people to try more veggies.
sanderson
sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 21448
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 75
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

https://connect.xfinity.com/appsuite/#!!&app=io.ox/mail&

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  bnoles 3/11/2014, 6:48 am

That is a beautiful harvest Windmere.... Excellent job!
avatar
bnoles

Male Posts : 804
Join date : 2012-08-16
Location : North GA Mountains Zone 7A

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  yolos 3/11/2014, 8:02 am

Looking good Windmere.
yolos
yolos

Female Posts : 4152
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 74
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  Goosegirl 3/11/2014, 8:14 am

Love the harvest! Your neighbors don't know what they are missing!

GG
Goosegirl
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 59
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  gwennifer 3/11/2014, 10:42 am

He said no?!? Everyone I've showed the colorful carrots to has been eager to try one. Too bad.

Wonderful harvest! Thanks for sharing.
gwennifer
gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1414
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

http://www.bluekeypm.com

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Thanks

Post  Windmere 3/11/2014, 2:41 pm

Thanks very much for your kind words everyone.  It's nice to have some tangible benefits from our garden.  And you really can't get these super special colors from too many places (and the Dark Knights I have NEVER seen in any store/farmer's market).

 carrot
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 55
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  Marc Iverson 3/11/2014, 5:48 pm

What a fun looking bunch!
Marc Iverson
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 62
Location : SW Oregon

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  donnainzone5 3/11/2014, 6:50 pm

The most beautiful carrots I've ever seen!
donnainzone5
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2656
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 76
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Awww

Post  Windmere 3/11/2014, 7:03 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:The most beautiful carrots I've ever seen!
Awww... thank you so much!  We had quite a bit of fun raising these and we look forward to making it a continuous habit.

 Embarassed

Thank you also Marc.  We sure did have fun growing them too!
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 55
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  martha 3/11/2014, 8:31 pm

So what are all the varieties shown? They are beautiful!
martha
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 66
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Thanks

Post  Windmere 3/11/2014, 10:57 pm

Thanks Martha.

White = Lunar White
Red = Atomic Red
Orange = Bambino
Purple = Cosmic Purple
Dark Purple (almost black) = Dark Knight
Yellow = Solar Yellow
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 55
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  martha 3/12/2014, 12:43 pm

Thank you! Adding to my seed orders!
martha
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 66
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  martha 3/12/2014, 12:45 pm

Windmere, I have another question for you. I haven't actually had success growing carrots. I was going to skip them this year, but you have re-inspired me. What do you do besides plant them in Mel's Mix, water and wait?
martha
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 66
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Not too much advice...

Post  Windmere 3/12/2014, 1:20 pm

Hi Martha,

Well... I don't know that I am much of an authority, but I can tell you what happened with me.

My first attempt last spring, I did not direct sow my seeds.  That was a disaster.  My second attempt, I planted my seeds too late... so my poor plants got hit with blistering temps.  This led to anemic plants with woody and worthless roots.

I planted these carrots in very late fall when temps were still relatively warm, but not oppressively hot.  They were planted in MM that was freshly revitalized (after summer crops) with a generous five compost combo.  I kept the plants moist, and thanks to the forgiving nature of MM, they were never over or under watered.

Since carrots favor colder weather, they grew well (albeit slowly).  These got enough of a start that they over wintered quite well, even when temps got in the 20's.  Their bushy tops peeped out through the snow and stayed a vivid green.

My first two attempts were really dumb moves... so I was amazed that I had any success at all.
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 55
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  martha 3/12/2014, 2:20 pm

Thanks. I think I will focus on making sure my carrot bed is generously revitalized, and try again. I have had a few crops that I have tried a few times, almost given up on, and then ended up with amazing success, like lemon grass, so here's to carrots in 2014! The Dark Knight Strikes 3170584802
martha
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 66
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty carrots and such

Post  kauairosina 3/12/2014, 11:00 pm

This is one of the reasons this forum is so great.  Thanks for all the information about what worked and what didn't work.  those carrots are sure a good testimony to your persistence.  And the neighbor didn't want one?  Lucky you.
kauairosina
kauairosina

Female Posts : 656
Join date : 2014-01-16
Age : 88
Location : Lawai, Hawaii, 96765

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Seed combo

Post  Windmere 3/13/2014, 12:20 am

martha wrote:Thank you! Adding to my seed orders!
Martha, 

There are many combo packs from lots of companies that include a bit of each of these colors.  The Dark Knight is something that will need to be purchased individually.
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 55
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Yes

Post  Windmere 3/13/2014, 12:23 am

kauairosina wrote:This is one of the reasons this forum is so great.  Thanks for all the information about what worked and what didn't work.  those carrots are sure a good testimony to your persistence.  And the neighbor didn't want one?  Lucky you.
I chuckled at that.  Lucky me indeed!  I'm afraid to say I also got a chuckle from the shock value these beauties generated.

 Wink
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 55
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

The Dark Knight Strikes Empty Re: The Dark Knight Strikes

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum