Planting Carrots in Pots and recycling lettuces
Planting Carrots in Pots
Planting Carrots in pots is not complicated but needs its process and care. Being a growing in pots needs more attention and nutrients to be a small place.
What pot do I need?
You have to take into account that a fairly reasonable carrot for consumption is around 20 cm (more or less) so the depth that your pot or container should have is 45 cm.
Then calculate the depth by the advisable distance between one carrot and another.
When to plant Carrots?
In principle, you can plant from March to July, but it is interesting that you sow in batches, so you will have staggered production.
When the seedlings begin to grow, it is necessary to leave only the strongest ones, removing the rest (rinse). The carrot is collected after 3-4 months.
Recycling Lettuces ?? Re-use them!
A good way to reuse the part of the trunk that is left over from the lettuce before passing it on to our vermicompost putting them to take root in water and then planting in fertilized soil.
I recommend for the experiences I had with some pineapples that can use a substrate of 50% black earth with 50% earthworm humus (and maybe 10% coconut fiber for moisture), although in this photo document is shown they do it hydroponically, but the detail is that you have to be changing the water continuously and it is very likely that if we do it with substrate, it gives us a better result than the lettuces that we had originally.
Here first they put in water the trunks of the lettuces that we have left when we occupy the leaves for our rich salads or sandwiches.
With the passage of time, they will generate roots that is when I recommend that they go to land instead of being kept hydroponically as shown in this photo, for this once the roots are out and ready to stand, they can sprinkle cinnamon and then plant. (I recommend this because until now I have worked more the earth (the substrate) prepared by oneself, that in a hydroponic way)