Vegetables and Fruit forum: 2 Apil 2017 Carrots (Preparation for planting)

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Name: Durgan
Brantford, ON, Canada (Zone 5a)
Apr 25, 2017 2:53 PM CST 25 April 2017 Carrots.

Carrot seed is quite small and difficult to plant at an appropriate spacing. Thinning small plants is a tedious task. My method is to enclose the seed in a soft tissue ball, which makes planting easy. I only require about 200 so the task is not too onerous. Other seeding methods are to sprinkle through a device similar to a salt shaker also use seed tapes. Both have their handicaps. Planting the ball for a reasonable number is probably the most desirable method. Planting is set at about two inch spacing in a 25 foot row, which is adequate to produce single healthy not intertwined carrots.

Durgan Zone 5a
Brantford, ON Canada Garden Journal
Name: Caroline Scott
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Apr 26, 2017 6:23 AM CST
Some people use clay to make seed balls.

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