[Market-farming] misting carrot seeds

E C GRANATA elainegranata at msn.com
Thu Feb 9 16:39:20 EST 2012


I have also tried, not with carrots, putting a board/plank on top of the seeded row after it's been watered -- this keeps is moist, but you got to get it up as soon as there's germaination. ElaineDenver
 > Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 15:25:55 -0500
> From: etienne at lejardinduvillage.ca
> To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] misting carrot seeds
> 
> This is interesting.  I wonder what help with carrot germination here: 
> the increase in soil temp from the row cover, or keeping the bed moist? 
>   Probably both.
> 
> One technique I tried recently was to cover the bed with burlap. 
> According to some reference I found on the web, it would speed up carrot 
> germination.  I tried last year, and I could not tell a difference.
> 
> Another trick I heard about is to use landscape fabric (like, the black 
> weed barrier).  Apparently, you have to be very careful, as you could 
> toast the seedling if you left the landscape fabric too long after 
> emergence.  I am planning on getting a few rolls of heavy-duty landscape 
> fabric to try with carrots, beets and green onions this spring.  It 
> looks pretty labor-intensive, but if it works, it could mean an earlier 
> crop of those.  We'll see.  The fabric won't be lost if it does not work 
> anyway, as I plan to re-use it under ground cherries to make harvest easier.
> 
> Reference:
> 
>      http://tinyfarmblog.com/carrot-burlap-method-gets-a-twist/
> 
> 
> Have fun everyone!
> 
> Etienne
> 
> 
> On 12-02-09 02:50 PM, Jay Sleichter wrote:
> > Richard,
> >
> > I always start carrots by planting them, lay row cover over the top and
> > weight down the sides, then soaking the row cover 2 to 3 times a day (
> > or once a day in the early spring). After I wet it down the first time,
> > I run the drip tape (one line per two rows) and soak the bed completely.
> > Once the carrots come up, I remove the row cover and worry about
> > weeding. I usually just mist the beds by hand, but I suppose you could
> > set up some sprinkers/mister. It is just quicker to do it by hand for me.
> >
> > Jay
> > Jay's Jellies, Produce and More
> > Clay Center, Kansas
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> > *From:* Richard Robinson <rrobinson at nasw.org>
> > *To:* Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > *Sent:* Thursday, February 9, 2012 11:12 AM
> > *Subject:* [Market-farming] misting carrot seeds
> >
> > I think someone here once described a misting system for carrot seeds.
> > I'd like to set one up, but can't remember the details. I have both
> > high-pressure and drip within reach of the carrot beds. Can someone
> > describe what equipment they use to do this?
> > thanks, richard
> >
> > Richard Robinson
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