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Growing Carrots in Your Home Garden – Featured Video

Late summer is a great time to start growing carrots.  Take a look at this NC State Extension video with carrot growing tips.  Read the HGIC’s carrot content.

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The Quintessential Root Vegetable!

What do you think about when I say “root vegetable”? It simply has got to be a carrot. In fact, in my mother language (Dutch) the word for carrot is “wortel”, which literally means root. Carrots fresh out of the…

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Carrots, a great way to extend the gardening season

Extending the season for harvesting fresh vegetables from your garden is a great way to provide fresh produce for the table.  Erica recently wrote about harvesting fresh leeks and I’ve recently written about extending the season for broccoli and kale…

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Carrots (Daucus carota) for container gardening

I have never grown carrots but I am now. Most of what I am about to write is from research.  My focus is growing carrots in containers for those of us with limited space. But my fellow MG will be…

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Growing carrots in containers

Easy. All you need is water, good, loose potting mix, some short-length carrot seeds, a little fertilizer, a sunny place, and water. Did I said water? A moist but not soggy soil is the key to growing carrots in containers….

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Do we "carrot" all about carrots?

What did one Snowman say to the other Snowman? “Do You Smell Carrots?” Carroll County Master Gardeners Cheri Grubby and Dave Flora enjoy their February 23rd, 2012 discovery of last years carrot crop.The harvest was still thriving in the Carroll…

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Carroticide: A necessary chore

I hated to do it, but it had to be done—thinning out my Chantenay carrot seedlings. I planted the seeds on April 7, and now the seedlings are about six inches tall. I usually sow the small seeds too thickly…

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