Any idea as to what container size (depth and diameter) I would require
to successfully grow onions and carrots in my greenhouse? Also, could
you also please let me know which variety of onions and carrots you are
referring to so I could purchase similar seeds
Sorry newbie here and I guess this year would be my experimental year
While I haven't tried growing vegetables in containers, note that different
varieties of carrots are different lengths, and you could choose some of the
shorter varieties to try in containers. My main garden reference book says
the long types need a foot of good loose soil, and points out the following
shorter varieties as possibilities if the soil is compacted or rocky, or you
are growing in shallower containers:
Half-length varieties: Chantenay, Nantes
Miniature varieties: Lady Finger, Short 'n Sweet, Thumbelina
Thumbelina is apparently more round than carrot-shaped. That could be
interesting -- radish-shaped carrots! No doubt a nice conversation starter
when used in a salad for guests.
Hope this helps.
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