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    SouthCoastVegMan is offline Germinator
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    Default Carrots Making me Loopy...

    I cannot get a single carrot seed to germinate this year....usually I sow once and up they all come like good little carrot seeds....this year I have been through 4 packets of seeds over 8 weeks and NOTHING!!!!

    Anyone else having problems?

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    Two_Sheds is offline Compost Everything...
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    Nope, I have carrots sussed now.
    - sow in a wet drill
    - cover with multi purpose compost
    - cover everything with net
    - protect from slugs
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    I am having problems - every time I find the seeds it starts to rain or blow a gale. Every time the weather is good and I have a bit of time and energy, I can't find the seeds again
    Happy Gardening,
    Shirley

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    SouthCoastVegMan is offline Germinator
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    could it be birds eating the seeds? I have sowed so many that the birds would all be 21 stone....

    I have tried wet drill too....even hot water....

    NADA!

    Will try a new bag of compost next...

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    Pound to a penny it's slugs scoffing them as they germinate.

    I have followed Two_Sheds method, and have had your results.
    Hazel at the Hill blog - update - Sunday 28/05/2017 - A Step Forward, a Step Back.


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    Mine have been a bit pathetic, but I thought I may have sown TOO thinly. Usually the opposite.
    "Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves." Helen Keller

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    Mine were VERY slow to germinate and took two to three weeks! I'd just about given up on them!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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    SouthCoastVegMan is offline Germinator
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    Is it warm enough for germination? We have had some great weather but with colder spells in between.....

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