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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 5/3/2017, 1:12 pm

Hurray for sprouting carrots! I'm getting much better germination this year...and I have no idea why. huh?
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But I do have something eating the seed leaves off in one square. I poked around and found a critter and removed it (didn't kill it since I wasn't sure). And when I looked it up I found it was a rove beetle larva* and probably not responsible. In fact, it may have eaten the responsible party (fingers crossed!) It was probably slugs that did it, even though I've got many fewer than last year. (Or maybe the sow bugs, I've still got too many of those.)

*don't look up photos if you're squeamish!I love bugs but find these ... hard on the eyes.
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Post  Robbomb116 on 5/3/2017, 1:25 pm

Just did my first batch of carrot planting this last weekend.  In addition to th carrots in my deep bed, I planted mokum carrots where I plan on putting my tomatoes this year.  The seed packet says they can be harvest as baby carrots in 34 days, so I think there should be time to get some quick 3-4 inch baby carrots before my tomatoes can go in.

Now I have read a trick to getting carrots to germinate, which is to put burlap over the are you planted. It acts like a mulch to keep mostiure in that very top layer it need to be for carrots, and also helps so the seeds don't wash away in a heavy rain (which we might be getting this weekend).  So I am going to get some burlap tonight and put them on my carrot squares!
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Post  yolos on 5/4/2017, 9:26 am

I use burlap over newly planted seeds quite frequently.  It helps keep the seeds moist and keeps the birds from pecking the seeds up before (or just as) they germinate.
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Post  Mimi2 on 5/4/2017, 10:14 pm

Thanks for the tip about burlap- can't say that I've had much luck with carrots. Perhaps this will help.
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Post  MrBooker on 5/10/2017, 8:27 am

I had to replant my carrots. Not much germination the first time. Looks like I had 100% germination this time and it's going to take some thinning. I hope these overwinter as well as last years.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/10/2017, 10:52 am

Those carrot sprouts are SO CUTE!  Did you cover them with something until they germinated?  How often did you water them? What variety are they?
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Post  Turan on 5/10/2017, 10:53 am

I like that photo from the side, baby carrots are a hard portrait to take.
Congrats on all the sprouts.
I took the cover off the carrot bed and see that mine are up and moving too, just a bit more weedy a bed. Once they have a couple true leaves I will do some weeding and thinning if needed.

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Post  MrBooker on 5/10/2017, 12:41 pm

They are Tendersweet and Danver half longs. I water them every morning just enough to keep the MM moist until they get going. If it gets hot weather, I give them a little water in the afternoon.

When they didn't germinate well the first time, I put down 4 or 5 seeds when I replanted and I think I'll do that from now on. It's easier to thin than than to replant.

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Post  Robbomb116 on 5/12/2017, 9:31 am

My carrots have successfully germinated, or at least most of them! The burlap is off so the seedlings can get some sweet sunshine. Supposed to get to 84 here today! And it's still a week before our last frost date.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/12/2017, 11:30 am

Tendersweet and Sugarsnax in here.  There is germination, but I didn't label them so no idea which is which until I pull one!  Sugarsnax are skinnier....Carrot Week 2017! - Page 5 998388915
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Post  Robbomb116 on 5/12/2017, 12:26 pm

I planted mokum, and purplesnax, the purple version of sugarsnax! Hoping my 2 year old is interested in the different colors.  She LOVES dipping baby carrots in ranch.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/12/2017, 3:48 pm

@Robbomb116 wrote:I planted mokum, and purplesnax, the purple version of sugarsnax! Hoping my 2 year old is interested in the different colors.  She LOVES dipping baby carrots in ranch.
Who doesn't?  LOL!
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Post  Robbomb116 on 5/12/2017, 4:14 pm

Umm I actually can't stand ranch and much prefer roasted carrots over raw. Embarassed
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/12/2017, 4:28 pm

@Robbomb116 wrote:Umm I actually can't stand ranch and much prefer roasted carrots over raw. Embarassed
LOL!  I like roasted as well.  But I really do prefer the homegrown ones raw, they are so tender and sweet!
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Post  Robbomb116 on 5/12/2017, 5:48 pm

This is my first garden (minus last year's small fall garden of 8 squares), so I've never had garden fresh - well mostly anything besides the very few things I grew last fall.  Definitely going to try some of my carrots raw of course!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/12/2017, 6:10 pm

@Robbomb116 wrote:This is my first garden (minus last year's small fall garden of 8 squares), so I've never had garden fresh - well mostly anything besides the very few things I grew last fall.  Definitely going to try some of my carrots raw of course!
They are a whole different animal, Rob!
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 5/12/2017, 11:56 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:
@Robbomb116 wrote:This is my first garden (minus last year's small fall garden of 8 squares), so I've never had garden fresh - well mostly anything besides the very few things I grew last fall.  Definitely going to try some of my carrots raw of course!
They are a whole different animal, Rob!
Carrots, a whole different animal: https://i2.wp.com/www.funsterz.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Carrot-Fox.jpg?w=625
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/13/2017, 6:37 pm

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:
@Scorpio Rising wrote:
@Robbomb116 wrote:This is my first garden (minus last year's small fall garden of 8 squares), so I've never had garden fresh - well mostly anything besides the very few things I grew last fall.  Definitely going to try some of my carrots raw of course!
They are a whole different animal, Rob!
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lol!
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Post  trolleydriver on 5/14/2017, 5:37 pm

I found the top of one of my two volunteer carrots lying on top of the MM. The carrot itself was gone.

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Post  yolos on 5/14/2017, 11:58 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:I found the top of one of my two volunteer carrots lying on top of the MM. The carrot itself was gone.

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Oh No.
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Post  sanderson on 5/16/2017, 12:06 am

Oh, no!

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Post  countrynaturals on 5/16/2017, 1:27 pm

@trolleydriver wrote:I found the top of one of my two volunteer carrots lying on top of the MM. The carrot itself was gone.

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Look at it this way, you made some little critter very happy. Rolling Eyes
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Post  plantoid on 5/17/2017, 1:14 am

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:Hurray for sprouting carrots! I'm getting much better germination this year...and I have no idea why. huh?
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But I do have something eating the seed leaves off in one square. I poked around and found a critter and removed it (didn't kill it since I wasn't sure). And when I looked it up I found it was a rove beetle larva* and probably not responsible. In fact, it may have eaten the responsible party (fingers crossed!) It was probably slugs that did it, even though I've got many fewer than last year. (Or maybe the sow bugs, I've still got too many of those.)

*don't look up photos if you're squeamish!I love bugs but find these ... hard on the eyes.
 You had the ideal temperature & levels of moisture for this years crop , plus sunlight & have you've sown the seeds at the correct depth .

Get all those right & they will germinate in less than three weeks .  Get it wrong & it can take well over a month or so for them to pop through if they ever do germinate .

Last year I found one square I'd sown up took nearly two months to show through , for I'd sown it when it was  too cold & too wet . Not all the seeds germinated either despite it being seeds sold for that years cropping .
I'm guessing that the no shows had rotted before germination took place either that or the dreaded slugs had been eating them just as germination got going .
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Post  Fiz on 5/26/2017, 10:44 am

I unknowingly participated in this event, haha. Planted some mini carrots on April 18th or 19th, and here they are today! I think these little guys will only be 3-4 inches long when fully mature. They are seeds I had left over from a mini terrarium garden my wife got me for my birthday last year. I also am growing round baby carrots (romeo) but those were planted way before these, in containers. 

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Post  sanderson on 5/27/2017, 3:55 pm

No carrots showing yet. Oh, wait, I didn't get around to sowing any seeds. Embarassed

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