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PostPosted: Nov 30th, '12, 11:30 
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Couldn't find an entry on the species forum for carrots - MODS please delete if I missed it....

I'd like to grow some in the AP. I've planted some seeds that come in the easy plant paper strips, though they have not germinated - Not sure if that was due to them being old seeds or if I'm doing something else wrong (planted in Nov in Perth). The flood level comes up to the seeds so perhaps they are getting too wet (running 15min flood 45 min drain cycle).

Some googling produced references saying carrots don't do well in AP, though other hits show people harvesting nice purple ones from AP so its obviously possible...

Any tips welcome :wave1:

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Ive grown carrots from seed in my AP in the past but Ive found they do better in the garden or wicking bed, like most root crops.

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I've heard carrots can be started all year in aus, but that they will only sprout under a certain temperature. Perhaps your grow beds are storing enough heat this time of year to keep the temp too hi????


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Okay, i am most likely wrong. But this might be useful anyway.
http://tomclothier.hort.net/page11.html
http://www.heirloomseeds.com/germination.html
http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/cultivation2.html


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Thanks DL - I think the problem maybe my patience! Didn't realise they had a 12-15 day germination time!

AP - that great teacher of patience!

Great links BTW!!!!
on further reading maybe I only need a week as the temp is prob about 65 degs F on average...

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I have carrots sprouting after puuting seeds in over a year ago


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Think that would stretch my patience too far!

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Think that would stretch my patience too far! Nice surprise though!

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