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#1 RickyH OFFLINE  

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 03:02 PM

Every year I like to try to and focus on a certain vegetable. Doesn't always work out as planned but this year I put a little extra effort into growing some carrots. Put up 25 quarts today and a few odd pints. We still have two rows in the garden to harvest.

Carrots seem to take a little more work especially thinning and weeding when they're small but when things go right it's worth it.

Quick pic of todays canning. Couldn't do it without the old garden tractor. (well i guess i could but it just wouldn't be nearly as fun)


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Posted October 18, 2011 - 04:10 PM

Very nice! Nothing like home-grown produce on the shelf!

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 04:55 PM

Very nice! Nothing like home-grown produce on the shelf!


:ditto:

Those look good

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 07:47 AM

Those look good!! I can't say I have had a lot of luck growing carrots. the soil in my garden needs a lot of work before I can grow carrots.
My soil is kind of a Clay/loam mix and can compact pretty easily. I don't think it allows root crops to grow right. It kind of strangles the ability of the roots to form underground. I hope over the next few years to add enough organic material to loosen it up.

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 07:52 AM

Those look good!! I can't say I have had a lot of luck growing carrots. the soil in my garden needs a lot of work before I can grow carrots.
My soil is kind of a Clay/loam mix and can compact pretty easily. I don't think it allows root crops to grow right. It kind of strangles the ability of the roots to form underground. I hope over the next few years to add enough organic material to loosen it up.


I dont think mine even has any loam in it it just clay. I am going to try some carrots in a planter next year.

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 08:17 AM

I think raised bed gardens is the way to go with carrots. Nice fluffy soil to let them grow straight, long, and sweet. Our soil here in New England is not the best for them either, but I will try again after I put in my raised bed garden along my main garden. (36" x 50') Nice canning horde!




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