HAR­VEST CAR­ROTS

The Bay Chronicle - - SITUATIONS VACANT -

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

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