How to grow carrots in containers

How to grow carrots in containers

Container and Small-Space Gardening
Home-grown carrots are loaded with sweetness and they work well in pots, and you'll avoid problems you might otherwise suffer from heavy or stony soil in open ground. Eaten straight after harvest, either raw or lightly steamed, home-grown carrots retain all the sweetness that is so often missing from shop-bought ones. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. They are also a good source of fibre, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Basic needs Grow in a container, tub, or pot 20cm or more deep. Use multipurpose potting compost over a base layer of grit, to give carrots the light, well-drained medium that they need to thrive. Never add any manures or high-nitrogen fertilisers before sowing. To avoid fungal diseases, do…
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