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Looks like your daughter will have some awesome homegrown carrots! :)
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A little off topic from how this thread was going, but someone here - I think it was someone in India - was growing carrots in pieces of PVC pipes! I thought that was a cool idea. I wonder how they'll turn out, and if s/he had success with that in the past or if it was just an experiment.
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Re: Carrots in containers

That sounds so crazy it just might work!

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Will probably work fine in small pipes, but will need alot of watering i guess. In UK the like to grow in big waterbarrels (they grow very long and large kinds to show of at competitions).
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Re: Carrots in containers

The non-SIP bucket:
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Re: Carrots in containers

So here's that regular bucket of carrots now:

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The SIP is a few weeks behind.

Allyn, can you describe to me how you start your seedlings and transplant them? It seems to have worked out pretty well. But I am an utter beginner when it comes to growing from seed, and any details you can provide will be helpful and appreciated.

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Your carrots look wonderful! :)

I hydrate jiffy pellets and then put a seed in each one. I put them under lights in the house until they have a set of true leaves. My grow-shelf set up has ventilation fans that blow across the seedlings. I turn the fans on once I remove the humidity dome as soon as I see some sprouts. I use a little apple cider vinegar in the water to keep the jiffy pellets from getting moldy.

Once I see a set of true leaves, I rip out the bottom of the jiffy sac prior to planting. If I don't, the carrot will grow through the bottom of the sac, but it'll have a weird 'waist' where the sac was restricting it. I'll either plant the whole thing in the SiP with a bunch of his friends or if the SiP isn't ready, I'll plant in solo cups to hold until it is ready.

That's what *I* do. I know other folks have very different experiences and do things differently, so I'm hoping folks will jump in and share their system with you. I haven't had luck direct sowing, but for other folks, that's the only way they do it.

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I thought I'd drop in a photo of a few of the carrots.
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Very nice! :D I'd call that a success. Image
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Congratulations are in order, it would seem - Great colour too!

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Excellent!

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thought I'd revisit this thread and put in a picture of my harvest of carrots grown in 5 gallon buckets. We've been eating them all summer, but I went and pulled the rest today to free up the buckets for a fall crop. The biggest of the bunch are 4 or 5 inches long....

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They look fantastic - congrats!

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You said bucket(s) pl. -- how many buckets for those number of carrots?
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5 five gallon buckets, planted heavily...lol

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Wow, that's amazing! I sort of wrote off carrots because they're so cheap in the fall (I'm going for max $ value in my tiny space) but that's a pretty good haul!
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Woohoo!!! Nice job!

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You people celebrating my harvest clearly haven't been in your kitchen scrubbing carrots the last two nights.... :lol: :wink: :lol: :wink: :lol:

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