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It isn't a recipe... but it is valuable for the recipes that call for carrots.

I buy those dwarf carrot seeds and grow some in a plastic window box, and I take it with me on camping trips. This way we can pick fresh carrots for stews, roasts, or just snacking!
 

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That sounds like a great idea-I love fresh carrots. How long do they take to grow to where they are big enough to eat?
 

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Well, if you are going to plant them in one of those plastic window boxes like I do, you should buy the "half longs" or the ones that look like radishes. They don't need a really deep container AND they are big enough to eat in about 8 weeks.

http://www.burpee.com/product/veget...asic&keyword=carrot&sortby=newArrivals&page=1

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http://www.burpee.com/product/veget...asic&keyword=carrot&sortby=newArrivals&page=2

It is also nice because you can start them while you are still getting frosts at night but have decently warm days (if you live in a cold climate that is) because you can bring the window boxes inside at night to avoid frost on the seedlings. After they take good hold, they can handle an occassionaly light frost if you forgot to bring them in.

Sprinkle a couple green onion seeds in there and you have carrots and onions to stir into a stew in your dutch oven (hehehe... I just got my first one and am excited).
 

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I am so glad I saw this about growing carrots. I haven't done this except for cucumbers. My daughters planted cucumbers in th garden. So you get full grown plants after a few weeks. I love carrots, and use them in my salads, and stews.
 
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