How To Grow Carrots Indoors At Home In Containers
Step-by-step instructions for growing carrots from seed in your home in flower pots. You can use simple grow lights or place your carrots on a sunny windowsill.
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with drainage holes and saucer
1 Water mister
1 Watering Can with small spout
1 Grow lights optional
1 Electric timer optional
1 Electric fan optional
1 Embroidery scissors for thinning seedlings
Liquid organic fertilizer
use at half strength
Fill flower pot with moistened organic potting mix leaving approximately one inch below lip of pot for watering.
Place carrot seeds on surface of potting mix, approximately 1-inch apart.
Cover seeds in thin layer of moist potting mix.
Place under grow lights or on sunny windowsill.
Keep soil moist but not damp. Use a water mister to avoid washing away seeds. Seeds should germinate within a few weeks.
Rotate pots a quarter turn daily to prevent seedlings from being leggy or leaning.
When seedlings are 3-inches tall, thin them out by cutting unwanted seedlings down to soil level using fine embroidery scissors. Remaining seedlings should be approximately 2-inches apart.
Add liquid organic feed at half the recommended strength following product instructions.
Indoor carrots usually take a few weeks longer than the 'days to maturity' listed on the seed packet.
See the complete article for photos and additional growing tips.
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