Growing Carrots In A Container: Carrots are one example of a vegetable I always deliberate over whether to grow or not.
They can be problematic and are prone to carrot fly, but once you have tasted the very intense flavour you get from home grown carrots.
That’s normally enough to sway my decision in favour of growing my own.
Growing Carrots In A Container
Carrots are normally sown directly into the ground . They require a light well drained soil, so using containers to grow them in is an ideal alternative.
Another good reason for growing carrots in a container is that when grown in the ground, carrots can be easily distorted by stones or large clumps of soil acting as obstructions.
They are also prone to attack by carrot fly, but if you use a large container or place it about two feet off the ground, it will help deter them as carrot fly normally only travels low down.
Choosing a container
Choose a container that is not too shallow to allow the carrots to put down good roots. It size will depend on how many carrots you want to harvest, but for a good crop you will need a fairly large pot or even several.
The material is also important. Although terracotta looks nice, it heats up quickly and therefore loses a lot of moisture and you will find yourself needing to water more often. In my opinion a good sized plastic pot does the job nicely.
Sowing the carrots
Fill your chosen container with multi-purpose compost and water well. Empty around half of a packet of carrot seed into a small container of either sand or vermiculite.
Mixing the seed in this way will help you with an even distribution as carrot seed is very small and easy to over sow. Once you have sprinkled your seed on top of the compost, cover the top with a thin layer of compost.
You will find more detail about Growing Carrots on 9 Steps to Growing Carrots
Even if you are careful when sowing carrot seed, you will find that once the seed emerges, you will need to thin out the seedlings. Keep your carrots well watered and within a few weeks you should be able to start harvesting delicious baby carrots.
There are many varieties of carrot to choose from. If you are baffled by choice, I would always plump for Marion or Resistafly. Marion is suitable for all year round growing and the roots are very tender.
Resistafly is a main crop carrot with a good resistance to carrot fly as its name suggests. All can be grown successfully in garden planters.
Carrots Grow Bag
The garden grow bag have three ventilated holes at the bottom and holes on the sides to prevent excessive moisture storage, also ensure 360ãof full angle ventilation, provide better drainage and air flow.
The bag for plants allows roots to breathe enough, improved root structure and growing healthier, increasing the yield of vegetables.
Why should you choose our grow bag ?
Because our planter bag ensure 360ãof full angle ventilation and can prevent excessive moisture storage, allowing more extensive, stronger, healthier root systems.
And strong root means a stronger plant, increasing the yield of vegetables.
5% Anti-UV breathable material of our garden growing bag, protects the root structure and support roots for healthier and faster growth.
It helps the plant regulate temperature by keeping it warm in winter and cool in the summer.
How to prepare and plant?
- 1. Half fill bag with soil. Plant tubers 3 or 4 inches deep. Place 4 – 6 potato tubers on that soil.
- 2. Add a further 2 inches of soil to cover them.
- 3. Water regularly and harvest in as little as 7 weeks.
- 4. Harvest the potatoes from access flap windows, just take the big potatoes, and keep the small potatoes to grow up in the soil.
- 5. When crops have finished, split the bag open and recycle the compost as a soil conditioner in the garden.
- 6. Clean the vegetable growing bags, ready for next Planting.
Top 3 Carrots Grow Bags for Growing Carrots
4PC 10 Gallon (17.3inX18.1in) Use Fabric: They comply with international environmental standards.
The grow bag have ventilated holes on the bottom and built-in handles for easy movement.
What To Plant: Ideal to plant potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, turnips, radishes, garlic, ginger, onion or other vegetables and flowers.
Where To Plant: The grow bag is suitable for patios, lawn, gardens ,any outdoor and indoor space.
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The plant grow bags with velcro flap window eliminates the need to remove the plant or soil, allows easy observe the growth and the maturity of planted products.
The grow bag is also easy to harvest without damage you plant. No need to pour out the bag and less struggles that comes with traditional gardening.
ANPHSIN garden grow bags will help you plant vegetables in your patio or balcony much easier:
These planting pots have Velcro window placket which provides the easy access panel to get out your planted potatoes, carrots, rather than take all plants out.
What’s more, ventilation holes around & at the bottom provide healthy growing for plants & maintain appropriate water for root, preventing root from rotting & Extra watering.
Grow bags prevent roots from circling, decrease risk of transplant shock & reslove different soil needs for various plants.