Will carrots, a taproot vegetable, grow well in a flower box planter? That’s the question I asked myself back in April, when our planting season started.
Tonight is our first potential frost of the season, so after months of waiting, it’s time to find the answer.
My process was as follows.
First, I located two unused planter boxes in my shed. The boxes measure six inches deep if I’m being generous.
Next, I filled the planter boxes with the finest leftover potting soil, also found in my shed.
After then lovingly scattering a handful of old carrot seeds to the wind over the loose soil, I gave the whole setup a good watering, then settled in for six months of salutary neglect.
Today I carefully dug out all the carrots in one box. The other box I gave to the kids, whose retrieval strategy was more “give it a good yank.”Continue reading