Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Jul 8, 2017

Giant carrots

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I have a carrot going to flower. It was started in mid-Feb. Any reason it would go to seed so early? Thanks.

 

Jane & Phil

Whiz
Jul 11, 2017

I have one doing the same. Not sure why though. I have grown quiet a few of these and this has never happened yet.

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Jul 11, 2017

Hi Whiz

 

I thought Brad might have chipped in on this discussion & give us his opinion of why this is happening. Maybe I'll email him.

Good luck Jeff.

Cheers,

Jane & Phil

GVGO

giantveg
Jul 11, 2017

Sorry about that. Been sick for a few days. Yes, some do bolt. Usually due to fluctuations in temperature or moisture. A cold snap or a hot spell will do that, though carrots are less prone to do that than beets, for example. There will be little to no growth once they have started flowering. It doesn't help to cut off the flowers, the carrot can't be tricked. You can either let it go to seed or pull it. Quite unusual though.

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Jul 12, 2017

Thanks Brad. It sounds like a good time to pull it.

Cheers,

Phil & Jane

Lookajook
Jul 12, 2017

Little more carrot insight please Brad or others😕...

 

What about a split carrot?. Is that the beginning of the end or will it continue to grow??...Tried to keep watering even, but weather had different plans😔...help appreciated.

giantveg
Jul 12, 2017

Split carrots tend to rot, but not always. I have had them split open and dry up and be fine.

Lookajook
Jul 12, 2017

Thanks Brad...will roll the dice and leave it then🤔, thanks.

Whiz
Jul 12, 2017

I have had them split and dry up too. I now have a celery flowering too. Wacky. It has been cold, hot, wet then dry. Oh well whatever happens, happens.

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