I harvested the first carrots from my container garden on my balcony. The carrots were way too tiny.
They were planted over four months ago in the beginning of May. I thought that this would be plenty of time for them to grow.
On the outside the carrot tops were showing and looked great, but when I harvested my first carrot it was mad small about an inch and very thin. I harvested two more carrots. One was a bit fatter, but still very tiny.
After I planted the carrot seeds, I didn’t do much beyond watering them. I think this might be the issue.
As the seedlings grew, they were never thinned out to allow for more space for the carrots to grow. Since they were all packed in to tight, their growth was stunted.
The container is plenty deep at about 14″, so I don’t think that’s an issue. I am going to let them grow until the end of the month to see if they grow anymore.
If they are still small, I will rip them up and start anew, but this time I’ll thin them out and take better care of them.
What are your thoughts?