How to grow Baby Sweet Carrots in Pots or Containers.
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Growing Baby Sweet Carrots in pots or containers
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Here is some information that you can use to grow carrots doing the summer months in pots or containers. Also this article will give you the know how on how to plant your baby carrots in pots or containers and what soil to use in doing so. So if you want to grow baby carrots from seed than read this article and follow the instrictions and enjoy growing baby carrots from seed.
You can first start your Sweet Baby Carrots in propagating seed flats first. If you want you can start your carrot seeds in propagating seed flats like always you take a empty seed flat and make sure that the empty flat is sterilized and its clean. And then you fill it half full of germination mix then you take the flat and soak the soil and put it on the propagating mat and let it drain. Next you sow the seeds evenly in the flat after that make sure you mist the seed flat thoroughly and if you have a greenhouse make sure you place the flat up on the greenhouse bench. And if you don't have a greenhouse you can start your carrots seeds indoors in a clean seed flat just like I said for how to propagate and start carrots in seed flats then transplant them into containers or pots. Keep them watered until they take and if you have a greenhouse you can put them on the greenhouse bench or if you are starting the carrots in your house you can transplant them and keep them under grow lights. Keep the plants under the gro lights until the weather permits for them to go outside on your porch or patio. And if you have them in a greenhouse you can set them outside after the danger of frost has past.
Here are some of the finest baby carrots to grow in pots or containers.In which here is one of the varieties called Sweet Baby Jane Carrots that can be grown in pots or containers.
. Which would be excellent to grow in pots and containers. Sweet Baby Jane is a hybrid carrot and it only takes 49 days to mature if you want fresh and excellent flavor in a baby carrot. What you need to grow this carrot in pots. A large container about at least a 2 gallon pot or larger. Then get some good potting soil to sow your carrot seeds in. Now fill your container to about 1 to 2 inches from the top of the container or half full in the flat with germination mix. After you fill the container with germination mix you should soak the entire container with water and let drain then you should sow your carrot seeds in the container. Sow the carrot seeds very thinly not thick if you want you can start one container every two to three weeks. Cover the seed with fine soil and firm lightly into the soil. If you have a greenhouse you can grow carrots all year around. Then mist the seed lightly with water after you have sowed the seeds. Carrot seed requires 6-14 days at a minimum soil temperature of 60 degrees F / 16 degrees C. If you grow carrots in pots or containers you can still grow them in the greenhouse. and you will get high quality seeds and plants. You can grow the carrots all year around in a greenhouse or outside in containers on the porch or on your patio in containers. What you need to transplant baby sweet carrots is a larger pot or container and potting soil like pro mix or any good organic soilless mix. Then water your seedling flat thoughly and let it drain than take a knife and cut out the small seedlings and transplant them into larger pots or containers and after that water your plants and the containers well. Then set them in the shade until they are well establish and then you can set them out into the sun and let them grow until they are ready to be harvest.
Small Baby Carrots that you can grow for the home garden that you can enjoy to eat.
Short n' Sweet Baby Carrots
Short n' Sweet Baby Carrots are 4 inches long when mature and ready for harvested.This carrot is a favorite carrot of gourmets and also if you are a person who likes to use them with dips. You can dip them in your favorite dip and serve them that way with other vegetables on a vegetable tray.
Caracas Hybrid Carrots Gourmet baby carrots are ideal for containers. Gorgeous deep orange baby carrots are loaded with flavor. A favorite of gourmets 2- 3 inches long. chartenay carrots are containers perfect. 57 Days to Maturity. Sowing method direct sow. Fruit Size 2-3 inches. Height 8 - 12 inches spread 3 inches thinning 3 inches.
Were you can buy Baby Sweet Carrots Seeds.
Harris Seeds 355 Paul Road P.O. Box 24966 Rochester, New York.14624-0966
www.harrisseeds.com Telephone no.1-800-544-7938
W Atlee Burpee + Company 300 Park Avenue, Warminster. Pennsylvania 18974
http://www.burpee.com Telephone no. 1-800-444-SEED (7333).
.Fertilize the carrots when they germinate the fertilize that you can use is Miracle Gro or Peters Fertilizer. Read the directions on the package before you fertilize the carrot plants. If you don't have a greenhouse then sow the carrots the regular method starting about June the 1st. Takes 2-3 weeks to germinate outside in your containers. When the carrots are growing make sure you keep the tops cover with soil so that you don't get green shoulders on the carrots that are out of the soil keep your carrots covered. These carrots can be harvested early for baby carrots or when full grown and harvest in about 57 days. You will have fun growing baby carrots from seed also you will have fun picking them and washing them and eating them. You can enjoy eating plan or eating them with your flavorite dips. I like to eat them plain or with dill dip.Or you can cook a pot of these baby carrots and melt butter on them and eat them that way. Or cook them and serve them with other dishes that you are having either for lunch or supper you can serve them cooked or as your main vegetable with your other dishes that you are serving for your meal. Also alot of people like to candied their carrots and serve them with your other dishes that you are serving for lunch or supper. Any way carrots are a great vegetable to grow from seed and when you harvest them you will have the satifation of growing this vegetable from seed and having to serve them to family and friends.
So you can try growing carrots in containers or pots and would you let me know how you did.
Have fun Gardening! And grow baby Carrots in pots or containers.