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Are people sowing their carrots now?

tuffnelljohntuffnelljohn DartmoorPosts: 230
Hi all,
Would you say its safe to sow carrots now, or should I wait until risk of frost passes?


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,637
    @tuffnelljohn, Up to you really. I haven't sown mine yet purely for lack to time but as you're in Devon you could take a chance on sowing now. Just keep some fleece handy to fling over the rows if the weather turns cold again.
  • EmptyheadtimeEmptyheadtime Ireland Posts: 146
    I usually wait to about mid April as I found my earlier sowing tended not to do well, but I know others who do sow now
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,700
    For reasons we don't understand we haven't been able to get carrots to germinate outside for some years.
    So we have sown them in our polytunnel and had great harvest for 3 years. This year the carrots do not want to germinate and so we will give it a couple of weeks and have another go.
  • war  garden 572war garden 572 Posts: 135
    edited 24 March
    i always found carrots take a long time to germinate
    no matter when and where i plant them.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,405
    I plant mine out now in the ground, but under a cloche. Then do a second round end of April, so when the seeds poke through there are fewer frosts to cope with.
  • detsnpowderdetsnpowder Annesley NottinghamPosts: 14
    I leave them as late as possible , they say it narrows the chance of carrot fly.
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