CLICK HERE to reserve E-tickets!

news

Why Grow Carrots Indoors?

Friend of Flowers

WHY GROW CARROTS INDOORS?

By: Laura Melchor

Aside from the delight of reaping a year-round harvest from your own indoor garden, why else should you grow these bright and sweet veggies indoors?

When they’re grown outdoors, these tasty roots often struggle to push down through dirt that isn’t loose, resulting in deformities.

Nonetheless, I was so proud of my deformed carrots, the first grown in my outdoor garden since moving to Alaska. But when I put one in my mouth, I was met with a bitter shock: they did not taste good.

A close up vertical picture of freshly harvested carrots with soil and foliage still attached, set on a wooden surface.
Photo by Laura Melchor.

When I look at the photo above, it seems like my carrots have way more going on in the way of tops than they do roots. Maybe there was too much nitrogen in the soil, which causes an overabundance of leaf growth.

Or perhaps there wasn’t enough potassium to support healthy root development.

Maybe the roots were straining to thrive simply because of Alaska’s great heatwave that year, when temperatures consistently hovered at 90°F for what felt like eternity.

For reference, temperatures in Alaska don’t typically rise above 80°F in the summer, and even that feels HOT. Very few of us have air conditioning in our homes up north. Maybe exposure to consistently hot temperatures caused the bitterness.

While the carrot, Daucus carota subsp. sativus, can grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 3-10, too much heat can turn roots bitter.

When you consider that summertime in Zone 10 can average 90°F, this spells trouble for our brightly colored root veggies. They would much prefer it to stay under 80°F, thank you very much, and they’ll protest bitterly as their nutrients and moisture get sucked away by the sun.

So that’s another plus of growing them indoors: you can control the temperature and keep a close eye on their moisture levels, even in the summer.

 

Four kids in the garden pulling out carrots from a raised garden bed and holding up the bright orange roots. In the background is a garden scene in soft focus.

Growing carrots indoors can benefit those in cold climes, too. Even if you live in Zone 2, you – and your kids! – can grow them indoors and enjoy healthy, garden-fresh snacks all year long.

To learn more, visit https://gardenerspath.com/plants/vegetables/grow-carrots-indoors/.


Older Post Newer Post


69 comments

Your comment was posted successfully! Thank you!

  • https://gamblingtopnews1.blogspot.com/2022/01/why-are-80s-heavy-metal-band-slots-so.html
    https://joinlive77.com
    https://www.txhha.org/Blog/8999230?anchor=12248284#12248284
    https://www.ellenshop.com/blogs/news/88577158-fun-stuff?comment=126619091118#comments
    https://www.districttaco.com/blogs/news/district-taco-donated-2000-burritos-to-national-guard?comment=129206354177#comments
    https://www.greenstreetonline.ca/blogs/green-street-blog/how-to-make-your-own-yoga-props-at-home?comment=129550483698#comments
    https://disabilityconnect.org/Blog/10961838?anchor=12248288#12248288
    https://krasimirastoyneva.com/blogs/news/soshenell-and-rapunzel?comment=126592843851#comments
    https://www.thepiepiper.co.nz/blogs/five-words/babka-the-delicious-easter-treat-from-the-east?comment=127053627570#comments
    https://tbcdsb.elearningontario.ca/d2l/lms/blog/view_userentry.d2l?ou=8355&ownerId=1044680&entryId=38625&ec=1&iu=1&sp=&gb=usr
    https://www.mpha.net/News/8705331?anchor=12248290#12248290
    https://scientists.org.nz/Updates/9020050?anchor=12248291#12248291
    https://strawhopper.com/blogs/blog/reduce-reuse-and-rethink?comment=125847929030#comments
    https://www.solminer.com/blog/Wine-Tasting—-Getting-Started
    http://www.warnowwildlife.de/pages/kontakt/gaestebuch.php

    카지노사이트

  • I suffered from what they called peripheral artery disease (PAD). I have been suffering for years, Me and my wife searched for a medical cure, and then we came across a testimony of a man who suffered the same and was cured by Dr Chief Lucky. So my wife and I contacted Dr Chief Lucky via an email and thank God he replied. I explained what was wrong and he sent me herbal medicines that helped heal me completely. I am happy to say that herbal medicine is the ultimate and Dr Chief Lucky I am grateful. You can contact him on his email: chiefdrlucky@gmail.com or whatsapp: +2348132777335, Facebook page: http://facebook.com/chiefdrlucky or website: https://chiefdrlucky.com/. Dr Chief Lucky said that he also specializes in the following diseases: LUPUS, ALS, CANCER, HPV, HERPES, DIABETES, COPD, HEPATITIS B, HIV AIDS, And more.

    Wilson Fox

  • My mom was suffering from type diabetes 2 and Lupus for over 17yrs. She tried many drugs but at last became dependent on saferoom and metformin due to the weakness and constant pains, She found that life was just sinking & there was no way of hope. Then she consulted https://chiefdrlucky.com/ for herbal treatments, Which she had been hearing so much about, After some couple of days taking this herbal medicine, Things started to change, The symptoms started to decrease and after 19 days of taking it, She became healthy and fully free from all the symptoms of type 2 diabetes and Lupus. My mom’s life is totally different now. That’s why I decided to let everybody know about the wonderful healing of http://facebook.com/chiefdrlucky, If you are having any health challenges kindly visit email chiefdrlucky@gmail.com or WhatsApp +2348132777335.

    Dexter Tamara

  • A GREAT SPELL CASTER (DR. EMU) THAT HELP ME BRING BACK MY EX GIRLFRIEND.
    Am so happy to testify about a great spell caster that helped me when all hope was lost for me to unite with my ex-girlfriend that I love so much. I had a girlfriend that love me so much but something terrible happen to our relationship one afternoon when her friend that was always trying to get to me was trying to force me to make love to her just because she was been jealous of her friend that i was dating and on the scene my girlfriend just walk in and she thought we had something special doing together, i tried to explain things to her that her friend always do this whenever she is not with me and i always refuse her but i never told her because i did not want the both of them to be enemies to each other but she never believed me. She broke up with me and I tried times without numbers to make her believe me but she never believed me until one day I heard about the DR. EMU and I emailed him and he replied to me so kindly and helped me get back my lovely relationship that was already gone for two months.
    Email him at: emutemple@gmail.com
    Call or Whats-app him: +2347012841542
    Facebook Page: Https://web.facebook.com/Emu-Temple-104891335203341

    Tucker Conrad

  • I AM LUCAS NASHVILLE, I AM PROUD TO TESTIFY ABOUT JOINING THE NEW WORLD ORDER. I JUST RECENTLY JOINED THE ORGANIZATION FROM SEYCHELLES AND I LIVE IN THE BAHAMAS NOW.
    PLEASE BEWARE!!! OF SO MANY FAKE POSTS ON HOW TO JOIN
    ILLUMINATI, I WAS SCAMMED SEVERAL TIMES TRYING TO JOIN THE ORGANIZATION.
    THE FAKE PEOPLE PROMISED ME MONEY, A CAR, AND A HOUSE BUT IT WAS ALL LIES.
    I LOST OVER €3500 UNTIL I FOUND A GENUINE WAY TO JOIN EASILY WITH THE HELP OF THE CITIZEN RECRUIT DEPARTMENT 666.
    AFTER JOINING THE NEW WORLD ORDER, I RECEIVED MY FIRST MONEY REWARD WHICH AMOUNTED TO €100,000
    AFTER GOING THROUGH THE ILLUMINATI LOYALTY PROOF TEST WHICH I CAN EASILY SAY WAS SIMPLE AND WELL DONE.
    PLEASE BEWARE OF SO MANY FAKE POSTS ONLINE.
    Contact the genuine citizen outreach Department by email
    citizenrecruitdepartment666@gmail.com
    WhatsApp or send a text to the recruiting Department here:
    +1 (647) 800-8405

    Lucas Nashville

  • Super blog
    https://bit.ly/3P78C5I
    https://bit.ly/3L4T534
    https://bit.ly/3vWoYXl
    https://bit.ly/3M4S0ti

    Domain Registration in India


Leave a Comment