Now’s the time to plant cool-season vegetables and round baby carrots are a top crop.
All I did was sprinkled the seeds on top of the soil of a large container, covered them with a thin layer of soil and kept a close eye on soil moisture until they sprouted. Then over the next several weeks, I thinned the seedlings conscientiously so they’d have plenty of room to grow.
My heart soared every time I pulled a round Romeo carrot from the soil. Each one of those baby carrots was so small, so round and so full of flavor that I couldn’t believe I grew them in a patio container.
I was so happy with those sweet results, I also sowed a late-season crop and enjoyed those little round carrots into the fall.
If you start now, you’ll have carrots to enjoy in just a couple of months. Even though cool-season vegetables like carrots can tolerate a light frost, keep some row cover handy in case freezing temperatures are predicted.
Besides being able to enjoy these sweet carrots right from the garden, if you’re lucky, you may even grow a great carrot to enter in the annual Weird Veggie & Funny Fruit contest.