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sandyvsandyv Posts: 113
I planted carrots in a tub and left in unheated greenhouse to germinate, now coming on nicely. Can I leave them in greenhouse or will it get too hot during summer and so they'll grow better outside? 


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,330
    Grow them on outside. They wont appreciate lots of heat and humidity.
    I grew carrots in a big pot years ago in just multi purpose compost and had the best carrots I've ever grown.
    They ferny foliage looks great too
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Yes.mine are outside but I've put fleece on them to stop the dreaded carrot fly!did this last year in pots and had the best carrots ever!dont forget to thin them out tho
  • nick615nick615 Posts: 1,371
    If you can source any 5 litre clear plastic water containers, cut the bottoms off them and use as interim cloches when you plant them outside.  Once the 'cloches' are full of foliage and it's trying to get out of the top, remove them.  The foliage will be quite limp initially but will stiffen up after a while.  It's the old story, when you want something like this, they're nowhere to be seen so the secret is picking them up when you see them (or a neighbour will give you them) and keep them on strings in the garage for when they're needed.
    Carrots grown in pots will likely grow straighter and smoother with no forks, compost being more gentle for them than my clay and stony soil. 
  • mrtjformanmrtjforman Posts: 331
    No forks? What about spoons?
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