Sometimes it is hard to imagine growing vegetables in containers or planters that you can potentially eat in meals. However, when planted and maintained correctly vegetables and other edible plants can be grown in the smallest of places, including patios, rooftops, and sun rooms. Carrots are a great option for your container garden; they are full of nutritional value and are a great asset to many meals. In this article, we will review the best ways and techniques for raising container carrots.
The first factor to think about when growing carrots in containers, planters or pots is sizing. A small shallow pot may be usable for other aspects of your garden; however, a carrot is actually a root that will grow into the soil of the container. Therefore, it would be wise to have a planter that is deep enough to accommodate growth. There are numerous types of carrots, while many of them can be grown and harvested easily, it may be a good idea to choose a carrot type that fits your space requirements.
One fantastic aspect of choosing carrots is that they are not an especially difficult vegetable to grow. A helpful recommendation is to use finer soil when setting up your carrot planters, as this will allow the carrots less resistance to grow healthier. Generally, containers do not have a large surface area so be wary not to over-plant it with seeds. Carrots do not need a large amount of water to grow, although, keeping the planter moist will ensure that the soil does dry out. If the carrot top begins to be exposed it may be wise to add a little extra soil to cover over it, this helps to keep the whole carrot healthy for eating.
With a little sun, water and patience, you will find that you have your first carrots ready for harvesting after around two and a half months. Carrots are a great way to start gardening in containers, can help you knock a few dollars off your grocery bill and will give you a huge sense of satisfaction when you add them to your meals.