Relive good times of gardening
SOME of the loveliest people you will meet are gardeners, and I see them every day at the shop.
It is because they have a genuine connection with the earth and their plants.
I don’t think you are born with it, I believe that you are taught about it from any age.
Maybe you went outside with your parents and they showed you how to plant a carrot, you watered it, you watched it grow and then you ate it.
It is one of life’s amazing things, watching a carrot come from such a small seed the size of a very small grain of sand to a tasty orange root 20cm long.
If you used to be a gardener and had a break for a while, relive that amazing feeling and get yourself a pot or, even better, a self-watering smart pot and some quality potting mix and plant some little carrot seeds.
Just water the potting mix, then sprinkle the seeds on top of the soil, and then sprinkle a little bit of potting mix over them.
After they have come up, thin them out with a two-finger gap between them – this will allow enough space so they can all grow straight.
After you pull out the spares, give the pot some water to fill in the little holes with mix again.
Fertilise them with a seaweed fertiliser that is very low in nitrogen, as we want the root to grow more than the top.
GET PLANTING: Will Waterford with some carrot seeds.