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Can someone suggest a good carrot which will do well in containers?


  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489
    I've grown loads of different types of carrots in containers, it's a better way of growing them because it eradicates the chance of carrot fly. Just make sure you have a light sandy soil and pick any that take your fancy and you'll be fine.
  • Thanks leggi, there are just so many different types. I have grown autumn king before but didnt do well in containers.
  • LeggiLeggi Posts: 489
    My guess would be that was down to the terrible weather last year rather than the carrot variety.
  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 4,134

    It might be better to grow a fast crop carrots as autumn king is a main crop so in the ground for longer may be try Nantes ones (frubund) or Amsterdam forcing. I did not have luck with carrots slugs eating them and the ones in pots not big about 1- 2 Cm's very small. will try again though with fast crop in pots.

    Faster grown carrots should turn out better because harvest quicker. If that helps you

    Hampshire Gardener
  • That does help Gardengirl, thanks hun image Leggi, I think you could be right there as well. Thanks guys image

  • Fred 2Fred 2 Posts: 4

    Hi,i use a carrot called Atlas in my containers,it is a round carrot so its possible to grow in shallow pots/containers too.

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,366
    Someone has given me an unopened packet of carrot seeds marked sow by 2011, do you think they'll be ok
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Gardengirl..Gardengirl.. Posts: 4,134

    If they have been stored well - dry yes fine, maybe test some out on damp kitchen roll see if they germinate at all - before sowing where you want, sow direct is best.

    Hampshire Gardener
  • Hi Fred, I will have a look at them. Thanks. Heading to the GC at the weekend so will be looking them up. Thanks mate image

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