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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Planting Carrots


Today we are starting our fall garden. Maybe a little behind schedule but we just started our summer garden a few weeks ago so better late than never (we were out of the country until the middle of July).

We used egg cartons to plant 36 carrot seeds. Hopefully a lot of them take. Our summer garden is having its ups and downs. We planted it at the end of July with maturing plants from the local nursery. We have had some trouble with aphids and spider mites on our112_0550 tomatoes but our latest pest is the biggest of all Leo! I found 4 green tomatoes that he pulled off today alone! ahhhh So if anyone has any ideas for easy organic toddler pest control let me know.

Currently we are container gardening (do to time constraints for our summer garden). However we plan on putting a raised bed in for our fall/winter garden.


  1. I didn't know you could do starters for carrots!!

  2. I was wondering the same thing but our raised bed is not done yet so it will be an interesting experiment.

  3. Never tried starters for carrots.

    I always found carrots to take a long time to sprout so I would put a radish seed every couple of inches in the row. They come up quickly, show you where your carrot row(s) are, and are done before the carrots get big.