Posted: 12/02/2015 at 22:10
I want to try growing carrots. Last year I grew tomatoes in a planter, which was my first attempt at growing fruit/veg so this year I thought I'd try something else.
The planter is 18" deep and gets very reasonable sun in the summer months.
I was looking at some carrot seeds in Lidl and they say to plant 4" apart in rows one foot apart, which means I could potentially fit 20 carrots in my planter. That's a much lower yield than tomatoes, so how long do they take to grow and am I likely to grow more than one crop in a year?
I also read that you should grow onions with tomatoes to stop bugs eating them. Does this really work, and should I grow an equal number, because that means I end up with just 10 carrots (albeit with 10 onions as well).
I do use a lot of carrots in soups and meals, so maybe I'm wasting my time growing them in a planter that's 18" deep, 18" wide and 1 metre long, and should stick to tomatoes?