I couldn’t believe my eyes when I unearthed these treasures on the weekend. What had been a longforgotten pot overflowing with weeds, turned out to be filled with a heap of ‘Mini Sweet’ carrots. These were sown back in October 2016 and I assumed they’d be rotten when I dug my hands into the soil – but I was wrong. These little beauties are still perfectly crunchy and blemish-free. It really goes to show how well root crops keep in the soil should you happen to forget about them.
If you’ve never tried growing carrots in pots, it’s definitely worth giving it a shot and is just so satisfying when it’s successful. All you need is container
at least 30cm deep, some fine potting mix (not the sort with big clumps of bark which can cause the roots to fork) and seed of a preferably small-growing variety to make the most of the limited space. Keep them in a sunny spot, thin once established and water