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#1 of 10 Old 06-08-2008, 07:07 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I thinned my carrots a few days ago and decided to replant the thinned-out ones in the hopes they'd grow again. But they're looking kinda floppy... any chance they'll 'take', or should I pull their tiny selves up again and eat 'em before they rot?

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How big are they? I don't think that they will resume growing. This year I planted my carrots thinly so that I won't have to thin them out later.

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I think they loose to many of the tiny root hairs to trasplant well.

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I tried to transplant some of mine one year. I would say maybe 1/4 survived. So, if it is worth the 1/4 to you, then I say go ahead and try it... but in general I think that root crops do not transplant well. If they are looking floppy I would just eat them. Yummm fresh carrots... mmmmmm

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i read they dont transplant well too but a friend said she bought seedlings at a nursery and they did fine. maybe worth a shot?
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I am guessing that the seedlings work because you plant the dirt with the little plants. So maybe transplanting would work if you also transplanted the little bit of dirt around each carrot.

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Drat. I was afraid that was the case. When it gets slightly less HELLISHLY COLD (!!!) I'll go outside and check; if they still look droopy and pathetic, I'll eat 'em. Survival of the fittest, and all that.

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Drat. I was afraid that was the case. When it gets slightly less HELLISHLY COLD (!!!) I'll go outside and check; if they still look droopy and pathetic, I'll eat 'em. Survival of the fittest, and all that.
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I just transplanted all of my tiny little seedlings today, so I'll let you know how it goes.
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