Carrots in pots

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bluelou

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Carrots in pots
« on: April 13, 2010, 15:40 »
I dont have much look with carrots and it is one of the main veg's i buy. I am trying it in big pots this year. Any tips?

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Re: Carrots in pots
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 16:20 »
I grow mine in containers.  I use compost and sand mixed together.  You get straight carrots with this method.

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Re: Carrots in pots
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 16:39 »
and if you raise the pot off the ground atleast 600mm it should stop the carrot fly and dont over water  :)
when im with my 9yr old she's the sensible one

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Re: Carrots in pots
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 17:10 »
Do you put netting over your pots?

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 18:22 »
I put fleece to start them off, but when they come through I take it off

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Re: Carrots in pots
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2010, 20:13 »
I am trying carrots in a big pot this yr for the 1st time, I have had 2 yrs failure with carrots, canker and carrot fly. I have put the pot on a table and tied fleece over it.
Catherine

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Re: Carrots in pots
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2010, 20:22 »
growing mine in an old garden frame filled with mixture of soil compost and ash from the garden fire.  Worked well last year.
As the great Percy Thrower used to say
" OI THINK THE ANSWER LIES IN THE SOIL"

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pumpkinpatch

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Re: Carrots in pots
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2010, 20:30 »
I grow some of my carrots in tubs or trug buckets i think there called.
I have compost and a bit of sand and top soil mixed in with them and it works a treat. i grew mine on in paper pots first to start them of and just let them be and grow no netting or anything

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solway cropper

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Re: Carrots in pots
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2010, 23:16 »
Try the stump rooted varieties as well. They obviously don't need quite the depth as the long rooted types.

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Re: Carrots in pots
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2010, 09:49 »
I used to grow them in quite small pots before I had my veggie patch and they always did fine, I'm rubbish at pricking out so they were always small salad carrots.


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bluelou

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Re: Carrots in pots
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2010, 09:53 »
Does everyone buy new carrot seeds every year? As i only have a very small garden, so i dont get chance to use all the seeds in one year. Should i throw the old ones away and start a fresh or try the old ones?



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