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new to growing stuff

I would like to no would it be possible to grow carrots in a small area such as a width of 20cm and a length of 30cm. Would this work on a wooden box of a depth of 15cm. Would the carrots grow in this box and what would be the best soil to grow the carrots in.

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I grew carrots in a box 50cm(long) x 30cm (wide) x 27cm (deep) a rectangle. I used normal potting compost, and I got baby carrots (I also tried peas). Obviously, you don't get many, but the carrots were so sweet. Absolutely gorgeous. It was through this that I decided to start up an allotment.

Its not going to cost anything is it if you just want a try.

By the way, I'm trying out garlick in the tubs. The fun is finding out and especially if it works.

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I think you would need more depth, around 30cm would be the minimum.

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I completely agree, hence the reason I got baby carrots.

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You can grow just about anything in troughs. two years ago I tried cauliflower in a trough 5 foot long by 1 foot wide. Only 4 plants, but they were superb key to success was regular watering + feeding. Not sure what you'd feed carrots (if anything) but I'd water daily. This year I grew 4 giant onions in a small trough for the local gardening club I belong to and got 2nd prize with one of them at a weight of 3lb 4oz! Again I watered daily and fed them with pelleted chicken manure which had been dissolved in water. I didn't eat them!!

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hello, grow the round carrots and you will be fine

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and use john innes compost, number 2 or 3

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I grew both carrots and peas and I used multi-purpose compost and made sure they were well-watered during the summer months and as I said before, I got lovely baby carrots (very sweet) and peas as well.

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