Planting Carrots, How Eric did it. by Eric · This post may contain affiliate links, its one way we pay the bills. · 4 CommentsWondering how to plant and grow carrots? Watch and see us try our hand at carrot growing « Smoking Salmon with an Electric Smoker - GF VideoTomato cage how to video : GF Video »
Over here in the UK we also find growing carrots very difficult. My was was advised by a really really old gardener guy how to grow carrotts in what is called "A stokenchurch Row".
A Stokenchurch Row is defined as no row at all. you scatter the carrot seeds, do not line them up and never thin them out! The thinning proccess attracts the carrot fly. If you scatter them enough you don't need to thin them out.
Try a Stokenchurch Row maybe.
PS: Odd English words my foot!. You lot can't even say tomato.
Eric Gunnar Rochow
interesting. i have seen where people scatter the carrot seed, but i had not heard about how thinning the seedlings attracts the carrot fly. thanks for that info.
and i'm sorry that us Americans cannot say your words correctly. its the burden we carry. along with a lot of others, being American...
Eric, I was only teasing, you did make the comment in your TV program. 🙂
More seriously, Im told that thinning young carrot seedlings causes then to be crushed and this releases a strong sent that attracts carot fly.
About germination. Germination requires a higher temperature than the normal growing temperature and so it might be a good idea to put a cloch or cold frame over the new seeds until they poke through.
Correction in my earlier comment. It reads "My was was" should read "My wife was". Sorry.
Finally I have never has much success with carrots, in the ground, and so this year I am going to try using large containers.
My family and love your work.
Hi, I was just watching your carrot episode but I can't find a follow up. You said you were going to plant carrots, one side in sand & the other in compost with manure mixed with sand? (or something like that?) Anyway, I'm curious what the results were. Also, you mentioned a book by Monty Don, hey that's the guy who has some videos out called "Fork to Fork", I actually found it while I was watching one of your videos! 🙂 (I want to say it's a six parter?) Anyway, it was really good! BTW, if you want to see how someone grows carrots the size of baseball bats, check out: allotmentdiary.uk, you wouldn't believe it unless you saw it! He explains how he does it too! Some people in the UK REALLY get into their gardening, LOL! Which I think is just awesome! Anyway, still love your show, you guys are so funny! If there's a follow up to the carrot episode, I'd like to see it! 🙂 Happy Gardening! -Megan