How to Plant Carrots in Containers


Enjoying fresh home-grown carrots is possible even if you don't plant a garden. Growing vegetables in containers provides the benefits of a garden at the doorstep. Carrots grow well in containers because they are a root vegetable. They do not climb, vine or bush, so they need no any extra attention other than proper watering. Growing carrots in a container can be less of a hassle than doing so conventionally because there are no weeds to pull.

Step 1

Fill a container with potting soil and organic fertilizer such as peat moss or green manure. Blend 1 cup of fertilizer into 2 gallons of soil.

Step 2

Plant the carrot seeds according to the package directions.

Step 3

Water the seeds until the potting soil is moist, only to settle the new seeds. Position the container in a sunny location.

Things You'll Need

  • Container (at least 12 inches deep and equally as wide)
  • Potting soil
  • Organic fertilizer
  • Hand trowel
  • Carrot seeds
  • Small watering can


  • University of California-Davis: Container Garden Tips
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