Newest Review: ... grow their own carrots, and I have grown them many times in a tub on my patio. Carrots need a fine, sandy soil, and will not grow well in ... more
Easy and rewarding to grow.
Member Name: KatieNeish
Advantages: Easy to do, Good sized harvest. So many varieties to choose from.
Disadvantages: Takes up quite a bit of space to get a decent amount.
A pack of carrot seeds costs about £1.50, and from this you will get about 50 carrots, whick works out at 3p per carrot! You get all sorts of varieties, and nowadays you can even get several colours (I grew Thompson and Morgan Purple Haze, which are a bright beautiful purple!). Plant them in drills about 13mm deep, with about 30 cm between each row. Once they start to sprout thin them out - this varies from type to type, so see the seed packet, but normally between 10-15cm. Planting normally happens in March-April, and they will be ready for harvest June-July time. If you look just below the foilage, you should see the top of the carrot, and so will be able to gauge the size of it before you harvest it. The longer you leave it in the ground, the bigger it will get, and dont necessarily use the size/amount of foilage to judge how big the carrot will be.
Summary: Great for any gardener and gives you tasty additions to any meals.
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