Mini vegetable garden: Growing carrots with the GrowHomeBucket
With our handy GrowHomeBucket, growing a vegetable garden has never been easier. In fact, it makes the process a lot of fun for the whole family. To demonstrate the functionality of the GrowHomeBucket, we’ll use carrot seeds. Ready to get planting? Then let’s grow!
DIY: Carrot vegetable garden
Step 1: Get your GrowHomeBucket and gardening supplies
To get started with your mini vegetable garden, first stock up on all the supplies you’ll need. This part’s easy! All you need to do is head over to Hadeco’s online store and place an order for a GrowHomeBucket, a bag of Pokon Universal Potting Soil, gardening gloves, a trowel, a packet of carrot seed, and a bottle of Pokon BioFeed.
Why Hadeco’s GrowHomeBucket?
The GrowHomeBucket is ideal for growing vegetables. It’s more than 20cm deep – an ideal depth for growing larger carrots. it also has a wide-enough surface area for spacing the carrots appropriately.
Why Pokon Potting Soil?
Pokon Universal Potting Soil is a carefully balanced mix of peat litter, garden peat, lime and wood fibre. This mix aids in water retention and encourages your plants’ nutrient uptake.
Step 2: Prep the soil and plant your seeds
Using your garden trowel, fill your GrowHomeBucket with Pokon Universal Potting Soil, leaving a couple of inches of space at the top. Sprinkle your carrot seeds over the surface of the soil, covering each square inch properly. Don’t worry about spacing your seeds out proportionately – a general sprinkling is just fine. You can then take a handful of soil and cover the seeds. Next, water your seeds, and continue to water them every one to three days to encourage germination. The GrowHomeBucket comes with a tray for collecting water that trickles out of the bucket. It also comes with a lid that you can place on top to boost your seeds, should you see fit. The bucket also comes with a handle which makes it easy to move around – into sunnier or less sunny spots (depending on the heat), for example.
Step 3: Thin out the seedlings
When your carrots start to sprout, it’s time to thin out the seedlings. This is an important step when growing carrots in your mini vegetable garden as it ensures each carrot receives enough nutrients and moisture. Using your hands or trowel, pull out some of the seedlings, leaving about one and a half inches between the ones that remain. When the seedlings reach about two to three inches in height, repeat the process again, but this time leaving about an inch of space between each.
Step 4: Feed the seedlings
If you invested in a bottle of Pokon BioFeed, feed your seedlings every two to three weeks to encourage healthy growth. As your carrots begin to grow, you might find that pests become a nuisance around your GrowHomeBucket. But luckily, you have your lid to cover them up – so don’t forget to use it!
Step 5: Harvest your carrots
After about three months, your carrots should be ready for harvest. Before pulling them all out, inspect one first as a ‘test’ to see if they are the right size and shape. Your GrowHomeBucket also has a clear section on the side so you can see your carrot roots. If they are looking good, then harvest away and enjoy your home-grow carrots!
Ready to grow a carrot vegetable garden?
If the GrowHomeBucket has inspired you to grow your own vegetable garden, try your hand at growing carrots with these helpful tips. And once you’re enjoying your home-grown carrots fresh, roasted and boiled, perhaps give another vegetable a go.