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Carrots - Organic Growing Guides for Teachers + Students + Schools - One Pot Pledge

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    • Photography © Ray Spence Carrots Photography © Ray Spence Carrots have attractive feathery green foliage above ground and crunchy orange (or yellow, white or purple) roots below. Each plant produces one carrot. They will grow outdoors in most weather. A window box is an ideal place for round rooted Paris Market carrots. You can eat carrots at any size. Eat the tiny carrots you have pulled when thinning them out. Leave the rest to get bigger. You should have reasonable sized carrots in 10 weeks. Eat them raw and crunchy, with the leaves attached to hold on to. A light wash, but no peeling, is needed. Suggested pot size: Any wide container, at least 15cm deep. Early’, round and short rooted varieties are best for pot growing. Some to try: ‘Nantes 2’ – early, Amsterdam Forcing – early ‘Paris Market’ – short round roots ‘Resistafly’ - some resistance to carrot root fly ‘Amsterdam forcing’ and ‘Ideal’ Plant Grow Eat 1. Fill container with moist compost and firm gently. 2. Sprinkle seeds evenly over the surface, 2-3cm apart. 3. Cover with a 0.5cm layer of compost. 4. Water well. Growing tips Carrots are quite slow to grow, and can be eaten over a period of time. Practice sprinkling seeds evenly over a piece of paper before sowing into the pot. Covering the pot with clear plastic, glass or cling film will keep the compost moist until the seedlings come up. Grow outside in a light, airy spot. Compost to use: Multipurpose, organic and peat-free 1.  the seedlings grow, gently pull As some out, evenly across the pot, to give the remainder more room to grow. Eat these ‘thinnings’ if they are large enough. 2. Repeat until the plants are about 5cm apart. Watering tips: Use a watering can with a ‘rose’ attached to spread the water evenly over the plants. Make sure that the surface of the compost doesn’t dry out before the seedlings come up. 1.  up carrots when they are Pull large enough, as required. The ones you leave in will continue to grow. Support: None needed Protection: Where the pest ‘carrot root fly’ is common, cover with net curtain or gardening fleece. Feeding: None needed Early Spring Feb Carrots Spring Mar Apr Summer May Jun Jul Autumn Aug Sep Oct Nov Sow indoors Sow outdoors Harvest www.gardenorganic.org.uk The One Pot Pledge® concept was devised by Food Up Front, the urban food growing network. Trade Mark registered to Food Up Front. Garden Organic is a registered charity no. 298104