Carrots in the Spring

  • RonniTX

    September 27, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    I’ve never had luck with carrots. Please help! I’m in zone 8, not sure a or b, (North Central TX) so want to learn how to get a successful carrot harvest. We eat lots of them!

  • Sandra

    September 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks you for posting, it reminds me to go out an plant some carrots also Danny has a Carrot Manual on

  • Farmall140

    September 27, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    I m holding off till the storm passes through se ga. They say we’re expecting 50mph sustainable wind and UpTo 7inches of rain. We’re so dry. Hopefully the water soaks in and doesn’t just run off.

  • Foxy_Pocket

    September 27, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Last year was the first time we planted Kuroda carrots; they turned out awesome. The only issue was not planting enough. I am in zone 9B so have to wait a few more weeks till daytime temps are cooler. We planted in 20 gallon containers in the high tunnel over winter with not issues. Danny’s carrot manual is spot on.

  • Cheech

    September 27, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    I’m not planting a fall garden, I should of gotten my seeds planted for starts. But I just picked a huge bunch of green beans. I’m canning some, making leather jackets and some I have to shell. Got a few more tomatoes to can and probably will pick the green ones to ripen in the house. I just canned up 13 jars of field peas and waiting on more to ripen. God bless and Christ peace be with everyone.

  • Jeremy-aka-One-Step-Closer

    September 28, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Planted some Red Chantenay carrots here in North Texas about 3 weeks ago. The ones in the shadier part of the garden are starting to pop up now.

  • KimC

    September 28, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Most of what I have here in zone 9b has habituated and grows all year, but I do have empty spots for about a dozen plants in various places. It’s still too hot (forecasted for the mid-90s this week), so I’ll be waiting a bit longer. I think the temps are supposed to go down to the 80s starting this weekend or next week, which is far better. I will likely put some dill, beets (for the greens), peas, and perpetual spinach in the empty spaces. I have a couple of kale plants and many varieties of chard that are on their third year now (they just give me smaller leaves of tender greens (which I prefer) compared to the younger plants’ larger leaves that are sometimes tougher.

    I’d love to have arugula, but it is hard to keep from bolting here (even the slow bolt variety). There are a few volunteers that popped up already when we had those few days of cooler weather recently, but something’s been eating them, and I haven’t been able to find what it is yet (likely a snail that’s coming in the night).

    A lot of the things I planted in spring that were stunted or did almost nothing because of the early and intense, protracted heat (various squashes, zucchini, cucumbers), are blooming like crazy now and even starting to maybe produce, so I may get an ‘automatic’ fall garden out of some or all of those. My cherry tomatoes that did almost nothing all year so far are also blooming again and have a few tiny fruits. Hopefully they will bounce back too. I started putting the liquid phosphorus on all of them again this week after watching Danny’s Porch Time video.

  • DeepSouth

    Community Leader
    October 1, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Forhelp with carrots, video on Monday on Deep South Homestead and Danny wrote a Carrot Manual. Check out our etsy store. Soon to be on Marketplace here in Freesteading.

    • ATPatton

      October 1, 2022 at 2:08 pm

      I’ll give it a shot……..again. I just can’t seem to grow carrots. I’ve tried so many times. I get them growing but just never get any size at all. Maybe fertilizer issues. I don’t know.

    • Wingard_MT

      November 10, 2022 at 5:21 pm

      The manual is very helpful indeed! I am looking forward to the marketplace here on this site thanks for letting us know.

      The only thing we planted here in Fall is our routine garlic. Carrots are tricky here in Montana with our short season. Having any protection with our year-long strong winds is hard to keep even nailed down.

      Black & Red Currants & garlic are the tried and true crops that over winter here best.

  • Squeeze

    October 1, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    planting not thinned enough? I found if they are too crowded, usually results in undeveloped carrots. thin them a bit to give each a bit more elbow room. carrots are pretty easy otherwise

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