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Germinating carrot seed using the board method

 
James D Young
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Location: Brantford, ON Canada
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http://durgan.org/2016/April%202016/22%20April%202016%20Carrots/HTML/ 22 April 2016 Carrots
Germinating carrot seed using the board method. The small seeds are planted using a shaker with appropriate sized dispensing holes to get reasonable spacing with minimum effort. The seeds are lightly covered with soil and gently packed into the soil. Watered lightly. Spacer ribs installed to raise the board to allow some space for the emerging plants. Then the board is put in place. The board prevents the seeds from drying out from sun heat, keeps the temperature below 30C, and prevents movement if it rains. The seeds can be watered until they germinate by pouring water on top of the board, enough trickles down to dampen the seeds. The seeds will not germinate if temperature rises above about 30C.
 
Roy Hinkley
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Thanks for that.
My germination for carrots is usually pretty dismal
 
Ghislaine de Lessines
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I'd heard of the board method before, but I had never looked into it enough to know about the ribs. I like your use of the shaker too.
 
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