Tag Archives: Carrot

October Harvest

    Our spectacular summer continues, even though the calendar says it’s autumn.  The sun, lower now in the sky, continues to shine day in and day out and rainfall is a distant memory.  Well not really, we did have … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Plans for 2012

Here we go again; it’s time to make our vegetable garden plans for 2012.  Here’s hoping for a fantastic growing season that begins early and stretches far into the autumn.  Something along the lines of 2009, now that was a … Continue reading

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Growing Carrots – Variety Comparison

I’m harvesting some pretty nice carrots now – and this year I can tell which variety is which, for a change!  In previous years I have sown different varieties all mixed up together, but deciphering which varieties I like best, … Continue reading

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Growing Carrots – Thinning Carrots

Earlier this spring my post about growing carrots described my technique of sowing lots of carrot seed in a big block to achieve the highest yields from a small space.  This year’s crop is growing well, the tops are pillowing … Continue reading

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A Cold Spring…

With temperatures on the west coast lower than average, Spring is progressing at a slow pace.  While we usually experience extended Spring and Fall seasons here on the coast, this year it seems like Winter just won’t let go! The … Continue reading

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Growing Carrots

In my last post I mentioned that carrots are difficult to grow here.  I think they would win the prize for the vegetable crop most likely to be given up on.  So many customers at the garden centre have told … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Plans for 2011

What shall I grow this year?  Even better, what new things should I try this year?  I always make a point of experimenting with new plants, or at least new varieties of plants I like. For my vegetable garden I … Continue reading

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