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Carrots - any sign?


 
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lazydayz
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Carrots - any sign? Reply with quote

I planted mine out a few months ago and theres no sign at all. The parsnips leaves are starting to grow. But alas no carrots.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've started picking mine!! they're still wee..about 4/5inch and finger like thickness..parsnips are huge! but the roots are long and thin,i'll post a pic in my thread this evening..
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barely any of my carrots germinated...disaster!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your carrots probably germinated but were eaten by slugs as they emerged as were some of mine mine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I was watching Monty Don on Gardener's World last week and his carrots failed miserably too, so we can take some consolation from this!
His advice is to start again - it's not too late.

Good luck with it

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's been really slow this year. but im starting to pull carrots and parsnip..the parsnip foilage are massive..2ft tall. i had pulled all my carrots this time last year..and re'sown the bed.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First sowing was patchy and slugs got some. Sowed again thickly and then thinned them out. Seem to be doing ok for me, fingers crossed. I also sowed into buckets as a backup and these are doing great. Still eating early nantes that I sowed back in January in buckets. Try again in pots of compost ...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sowed autumn king back in May and they are growing slowly but surely. I thought the slugs got at some like what happened MB but more carrots emerged a couple of weeks ago. I dont think they are going to be as good as last year but there's still a good few weeks worth of good growth to come.

I sowed some early nantes in the tunnel and they are growing away grand, still eating them. I sowed 3 x 30L polypots with early nantes last week and they are up already. Hopefully I will get a few from that too. Not too late now. Get plenty of blue-pellets-of-death down to keep the army of slugs away.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had some success with carrotts this year, I planted them in very tall containers and have been eating them for the past few weeks. Some are very long and thick and some are thin a miserable. But compared to Monty Don, they were successful.

But will we every get a long burst of sunshine!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are all leaf, no root - been going since late March/ early April.
Still, the leafs are healthy and the carrots themselves well thinned - the lush foliage means they are supressing weeds

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok will resow i guess. Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:31 am    Post subject: Re: Carrots - any sign? Reply with quote

lazydayz wrote:
I planted mine out a few months ago and theres no sign at all. The parsnips leaves are starting to grow. But alas no carrots.

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Disaster, I think only the slugs and weeds thrived this year
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just planted a few rows last night so we will see
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sowed some Nantes in about May, and they cropped well. Ate the last of them last week. Sowed some "Jamie Oliver" ones, which seem to be doing alright. Fingers crossed!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked the carrots over the week end and they are still thriving, we are eating them, and freezing them, but there is still loads of them, Autunm King is the variety I grew. I think the rain helped bring them on and we certainly had enough rain
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