#GrowFood - Carrot Seed Greeting Cards

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How to grow carrots:

The good thing is, you can plant and grow carrots in either your garden or containers. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Prepare your soil. Carrots grow best in sandy, well-drained loam. So make sure to clear your soil of rocks. If your soil is heavy – till, aerate and add plenty of mature compost.
    1. For your garden, set aside a section or area for your carrots. Ensure that your soil is prepared and well tilled.
    2. For indoor gardens, you can opt to plant your carrot greeting cards in containers. Choose a deep container that is at least a foot deep or more. It should also have adequate drainage holes to keep your carrot plants well drained – this will ensure that your carrots would not rot. Fill your container with your prepared soil; leave approximately an inch or more space from the rim of the container.
  2. Plant your greeting cards. Lay out your carrot greeting cards in rows along your area and on top of your container – overlaps are okay. Spread around a 1/8 inch of soil over the greeting cards and tamp down gently.
  3. Water your new crops. After planting your greeting cards, give it a good watering down. Make sure that the soil is damp. Keep your greeting cards and soil well watered and moist at all times for the first 10 days. This is necessary for germination. For containers, ensure that you place it in a spot that receives partial sun and partial shade. After 10 days, you can shift to a regular watering schedule, but ensure that the soil does not stay dry for an extended time period.
  4. Thin and care for your carrots. Ensure that your garden or container is free of weeds as they can deprive your carrots of much needed nutrients. Once you see germinated greens peeking out from the soil, you can cut and thin them using scissors until you get rows of crops. Do not pull out the seedling as doing so can damage the roots.
  5. Cover your carrots. Add soil or planting medium to support any greens that may seem bent – this will ensure that the roots will form correctly. You should also cover the roots once they start peeking through the soil because if they will turn green and inedible if exposed to sunlight.
  6. Check and decide. After around 2 months, you can start checking if your carrots have grown enough to use. You can do this by gently removing the dirt from the top of the roots and checking its size. You can harvest them once they have grown to the size of a finger, or leave them planted to grow bigger. Once you do decide to harvest, you can grasp the greens and gently wiggle them out of the soil. The younger you harvest the carrots, the sweeter they will be.