If you love carrots but have no place in the garden, consider growing them in pots.”Thumbelina” and “chanetany” are varieties that grow well in pots and mature quickly. Carrots potted thrive in the warm sun on your patio or deck, once spring temperatures rise above 55 ° F (13 ° C). The varieties planted in late April or May (northern hemisphere) are usually ready to be harvested in late July or early August.
- ‘Pots filled to 3/4 full using organic soil. These must be at least 13 inches (33 cm) in diameter and 12 inches (30 cm) deep.
- Spread the seeds on the soil of the pots. Cover with a layer of soil 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick. Keep the soil moist during germination, which should take two to three weeks.
- Water the seedlings when they begin to grow using a hose with spray nozzle. Let the water flow through the soil layers of the pot and comes out the drainage holes. Keep the soil moist, not wet all the time, watering several times a week, if necessary.
- Place the pots in a place where it can receive at least six hours of bright sunlight. Apply a slow-release fertilizer according to package directions.
- Once the seedlings reach a height of 1 inch (2.5 cm). Leave one or two for every inch of ground. Keep the soil moist and light source as carrots grow. Coséchalas late summer.
(watch the videos below to understand more: 1. Growing Carrots in Containers – Delicious & Healthy! | 2. Growing carrots in a large container | 3. Organic Carrots grown on a Patio in a 10″ pot. Easy home grown veg. | 4. Planting from Seed Carrots/Celery Indoors in Containers)
Tips & Warnings
- Pests away using insecticidal soap according to package directions.
- The pot size determines the size of your crop. The bigger you are, the more you can grow carrots.
- No water subfeatures carrots. If the first inch (2.5 cm) feels moist, do not water.