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nodig

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« on: January 09, 2019, 10:24:12 »
The seed of a carrot weighs about 1/1000th of a gm.  An average carrot weighs about 100gm.  So that means a carrot weighs 100,000 times more than the seed.  The UK annual production of carrots is 700,000 tonnes over 9000 Hectares of land.  If the farmers could turn every seed into a carrot then they would need 7 tonnes of carrot seeds.  One hectare of land produces 78 tonnes of carrots and an allotment sized bit of land 1/40th of a hectare produces approx 2 tonnes of carrots.  So allotmenteers if you intend to grow just carrots you will need 20 gms or 20,000 seeds - should be no more than about 10. Economy allotment growing.

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Carrots
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ACE

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Re: Carrots
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 11:43:05 »
Just one pinch of those miraculous 100% germinating seeds would be enough for me. Don't need anymore I can already see in the dark.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2019, 20:20:55 »
Hi Ace.  A pinch of carrot seeds is approx 100 seeds, so that means you will get 100 carrots (10 kg) at best.  Would that really be enough for you - 2 carrots per week for 50 weeks and two none carrot weeks.

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 08:49:36 »
I must have a bigger hand than you, and I have also manured the plot so they will mostly be double pronged.

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Re: Carrots
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 10:51:04 »
With those big hands Ace, I expect it only took you a couple of minutes to spread the manure all over your plot.

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 16:10:35 »