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If the outside temperatures are not too stable, you may prefer your carrots indoors as well. Nevertheless, this method is not easy.
Carrots are very common in German gardens. Their cultivation is not particularly difficult and they are very versatile in the kitchen. Usually, most hobby gardeners bring the seeds out in the field. Carrots are therefore usually not the typical vegetables, which is preferred. This is mainly because carrots are ready for harvest fairly quickly. You can even seed the root vegetables several times in a single season.
Nevertheless, it is also possible with carrots to prefer them on the windowsill or in the cold frame. However, one has to say that the yield is usually better if you sow directly in the field.
❀ Growing carrots in the house
Starting in February or March, you can start growing vegetables on the windowsill. In addition to the seed you need either a special seed soil or alternatively also mixed with sand and sifted compost soil.
The pots for cultivation should have a diameter and a height of at least eight centimeters, only so sufficient space and stability are guaranteed. So that the irrigation water can drain off and nothing pollutes, you get the best still suitable coasters.
The planters should later be placed on a bright window, where the temperatures are as constant as possible at about 20 degrees. The pots are filled with the soil so high that it remains about one centimeter to the edge. The soil is then moistened before planting, but it must not be wet. At intervals of two centimeters, make small depressions of one to two centimeters and put in a few seeds.
❀ Care of the seedlings
As soon as the plantlets sprout from the soil, you should only pour very carefully and only when the soil is dry. It is better than pouring to place the pots now and then in a bowl filled with water. So the earth can absorb water without danger from above. The earth is not too wet, so that rot can be prevented.
❀ Pikieren the young plants
Once the seedlings are two to three weeks old, they must be isolated. (Reading tip: separate carrots - making space for greater yield) Only then they have enough space to grow and can form strong roots. Carefully lift the seedlings out of the pot together with the root ball using a stick or the handle of a spoon.
Then carefully separate the seedlings and sort out weak specimens. The vigorous seedlings get the roots cut a bit more, then put them individually in earth-filled pots. In the further time the carrots are poured moderately.
As soon as the ice saints are over, ie in the middle / end of May, you can put the young plants into the garden.