Carrots in the Haxnicks Carrot Planter•
Posted on 12 February 2015
The Potty Gardener & the Carrot Planter
Last week, as I got the Carrot Planter ready. And preped my greenhouse to be a suitable horticultural haven to kick start my potted garden, I had to evict some sitting tenants. Eggnog and Wotsit, my pesky hens. They have been using the greenhouse as a conservatory over the winter. They were most disconcerted to be sent packing back to their less luxurious day room, under the hedge. However, I will have to be on my guard (or just remember to shut the greenhouse door.) The cheeky chooks seem to be claiming squatter’s rights and proposing to sabotage my project. Sow easy! Preparing a bed to sow carrots would normally involve some muscle power, but all I had to do was fill my carrot planter (thoughtfully carrot coloured so I won’t forget what’s in it) with multi-purpose potting compost, then sow a few rows of seeds whilst quietly humming ‘Mary, Mary quite contrary..’ and imagining the neat little rows of bright green feathery carrot tops that would soon emerge filling me with simple satisfaction and wholesome happiness. Unfortunately when I turned my back to pick up my camera Eggnog and Wotsit silently tottered in and rearranged my sowing!
As far as I am concerned carrots and chickens go very well together…on a plate not in a planter! I have managed to calm my feather induced fury by thinking about the next part of my project... Sweet peas, who can ever feel anything but serene when thinking about their delicate scented ethereal blooms.. 'Mary, Mary, quite contrary....tummm te tummm.
How to plant a hedge this Autumn
Hedges are something you might want to think about before you put your gardening feet up for the year. Everyone should have hedge ambitions – they ...Read More
Planting seeds in Autumn - what you can plant from Octobe...
Did you know that you could plant seeds in the autumn? Most won't do much over winter but get your timing right and you will have much earlier frui...Read More
Grow at Home: Making leaf mould (or free compost!)
Leaf mould compost is also known as Gardeners Gold and is an amazing soil conditioner. It is that glorious stuff you find on forest floors created ...Read More