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    Has anyone tried to grow carrots in a container grown in a greenhouse this month or next? If so what are the results. Would like to try, but I amnot sure if worth while.

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    I was also going to try carrots in a pots in the greenhouse. The ones that we got free with GYO - Paris Market 4. They are only little ones, so if it doesn't work then can always try again abit later on.
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    If you have the space to give them a try - what is there to lose? There are so many seeds in carrot packets. They take ages to grow anyhoo so you might be lucky if they are warm enough to germinate.
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    I sowed some of my paris market in a trough in the kitchen, (average temp 16c unless the oven is on!), on 2nd Jan. They were just peeping through this morning, (13th). I have put them out in the unheated greenhouse under fleece now. I did the same with some onion seeds, but they came up on 11th.
    If they look OK by 2nd Feb, I'll put some more in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarleySugar View Post
    I sowed some of my paris market in a trough in the kitchen, (average temp 16c unless the oven is on!), on 2nd Jan. They were just peeping through this morning, (13th). I have put them out in the unheated greenhouse under fleece now. I did the same with some onion seeds, but they came up on 11th.
    If they look OK by 2nd Feb, I'll put some more in.
    I am going to do this and see how they go. My dog loves carrots and the give aways are just the right size for a treat If they work he will just have to share them!
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    I grew some chantenay in one of the tubs I have busy Lizzies in during the summer. I just chucked some seed in about Feb last year, stuck it in the corner of the greenhouse and got about 20 carrots from an 18" pot. I have some more in now that I put in in October. They are growing but SLOWLY as it's so cold! I think it is probably worth using something round or stump rooted - I want to try Parmex next.

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    i have started to grow carrots in containers..started on the second jan 09 put 2 seeds into loo rolls and then into one of them containers that plug plants get delivered in and put them on the window sill during the day and on the floor at night the carrots are mignon and one lot of paramex just using growbag soil in the bog rolls also i have got some planted in a 18in pot which are doing fine will try to put them out in a cold frame (when i buy one next month) and see what happens as this is my first attempt at carrots i have no experiance of how they grow or for that matter anything else as i only started to grow last year and that was spinach and cabbage which the slugs and capapillers ate but i have bought a net and will try again should be fun as i have only a strip of land which is 2 feet wide and 6 feet long with a clay soil and at least 100 tons of stone chips dug in for drainage by the last person who had the house.(might try a raised bed)
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    I now have lots of paint and render tubs which I will be planting with carrots, but not until 4th Feb though.......
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