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Sowing carrot seed in October?

Posted by gjcore 5 South Aurora Co. (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 19, 12 at 19:27

With a few empty beds I'm sowing some carrot seeds. The seeds getting kind of old so might as well give it a try. I've had overwintered carrots before and in general they have been good in the spring though some were not.

They will probably sprout but making through the winter might be a question mark. They might also go to seed quickly in springtime.

Has anyone else tried sowing carrot seed at this time of year?


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RE: Sowing carrot seed in October?

  • Posted by mla2ofus z4b Caribou Co. Id (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 19, 12 at 23:22

I've only done it in much warmer zones for a winter crop. I'm interested in how it works for you. Good luck.


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RE: Sowing carrot seed in October?

  • Posted by gjcore 5 South Aurora Co. (My Page) on
    Tue, Dec 18, 12 at 11:27

The carrot experiment seems to be going pretty good so far. Have kept them under a floating row cover.

carrots december 2012

carrot row cover december 2012


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RE: Sowing carrot seed in October?

That looks like it's going to work for you, Greg.

Sure can tell that Colorado gets intense Winter sun from the pictures!

I almost saw the sun, yesterday . . . Not likely to almost see it again for awhile.

Steve


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RE: Sowing carrot seed in October?

  • Posted by gjcore 5 South Aurora Co. (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 6, 13 at 20:50

The carrot experiment has worked out pretty good so far. Didn't notice that any died over the winter, none are going to seed yet and they taste pretty good.

This is what the bed looks like now

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And here is part of today's harvest

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RE: Sowing carrot seed in October?

That's awesome. I have a single carrot from last year growing and a few of my seed are sprouting. I put in some purple carrot seed. I do hope I get a few of those!


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