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Old January 7, 2017   #31
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Just seeing this thread. You can get here at Chiltern Seeds. They in England but ship to US. About 118 seeds they say in a packet.

http://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item_1736D

I've ordered flower and veggie seeds from them many times over the years and always had excellent seed and germination. Usually took about 2 weeks to get seeds.
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Old January 18, 2017   #32
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BVV I received the Sweet Candle seeds from Aliexpress today. I ordered these on 12-19-2016, it took longer than the other items I ordered. I'm impressed with them, they allow you to extend your buyer protection if the seller is slow to fill the order or you can request a refund. I don't know how they do it but I ordered 10 packs of 50 seeds for $5.50 and free shipping. I guess the test will be when I plant them, they may be junk carrot seeds-who knows.
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Old January 24, 2017   #33
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Rajun let us know how they turn out.
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Old January 25, 2017   #34
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I've been dialing in my carrots, and if you thoroughly screen the mix it really helps. Make my own seed tape with thin Scott toilet paper and flour, it helps to get the.
Gerardo, what is "screening the mix"? What does that mean?
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Old January 26, 2017   #35
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just a metal screen/grid to catch the bigger pieces and fluff it out. Some carrots enjoy it.

Parisian types are great tasting and don't require much space or compliant soil.

https://www.botanicalinterests.com/p...HEIRLOOM-Seeds

https://www.fedcoseeds.com/seeds/?item=2018
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Old January 30, 2017   #36
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Yep, peat mix is the way to go. I have grown carrots (multi color heirloom) in a bucket, and the crop was way better than in a flowerbed... (and better protected from hares!)
This spring God willing I'll sow carrots again, in a bucket (10 liters) One can sow it all full and then start thinning in mid-summer. They don't mind growing in close quarters.
No need for extra fert, a good peat mix should have all that is needed.
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Old February 2, 2017   #37
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When I saw that I thought you meant a variety mix of carrots .. maybe I should try that. . How do you sow your seeds cuzz I had mine waaaay to close together! And will carrots punch thru hard soil I had em pots this year.

Jumping in just because I was reading a seed catalog this morning.... Territorial, I think.

Mix 1/4 tsp carrot seeds in a gallon of sand or vermiculite. I'm sorry I cant remember off the top of my head what the area is for that amount. ( Catalog is not at hand.)
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Old February 5, 2017   #38
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Yep, peat mix is the way to go. I have grown carrots (multi color heirloom) in a bucket, and the crop was way better than in a flowerbed... (and better protected from hares!)
This spring God willing I'll sow carrots again, in a bucket (10 liters) One can sow it all full and then start thinning in mid-summer. They don't mind growing in close quarters.
No need for extra fert, a good peat mix should have all that is needed.
How many carrots would you say per 5 gal bucket? I have tons of buckets. I could try several different mixes that way.

Ranjun, do you know which seller you bought your carrots from? I see 3 different ones and I'd like to get my seeds quickly. I had surgery again this year and forgot to order them.
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Old February 5, 2017   #39
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Store:Javiiier Seeds Store
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Vege...559810084.html
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Old February 14, 2017   #40
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BVV, I cannot remember how much (either number-wise or weight-wise) I got in a bucket. But it was full. I sowed very generously, then thinned accordingly, and that's the neat thing about carrots: edible at every stage of development.
No need to worry about overcrowding, they managed fine and gew well.
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