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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How to regrow carrots from scraps

How to regrow carrots from scraps

Starting your home garden
Carrots are part of the parsley family, which also includes dill, fennel, parsnip, celery, and coriander. If you allowed the carrots to flower, they'd have flat-topped flower heads made of many separate flowers on short stems that cluster together. This type of flower is called umbel. If you turn the flower heads upside-down, they look like umbrellas. In the case of carrots, you won't be regrowing the root portion of it, but instead, the leafy greens that you can enjoy in salads, braised with garlic, or in soups. That's because carrots are biennial root vegetables that only produce taproots in the first year of growth. When you buy them, they are already in their second year, so there is no chance to regrow the root portion. If these roots had…
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