by johnah on November 10, 2020
Chantenay Carrot Info: Guide To Growing Chantenay Carrots
The first thing you need to do when starting to grow your own vegetables is choose a container. You will have to decide what size container you want to use. There are many different types of containers available, but there are two main types which are plastic and glass. Plastic containers are easy to clean and they last longer than glass ones. Glass containers are very durable, but they can break if dropped or hit with something hard like a rock.
So the choice is clear, glass or plastic?
Well it depends on your budget! If you don’t mind spending a little bit more money then you might prefer plastic over glass. However, if you’re looking to save some money, then glass is probably the way to go.
What type of soil do I want to use?
You’ll notice that most gardeners tend to stick with one type of soil. This isn’t necessarily wrong; however, it’s not always best either. One thing that you should consider before choosing a particular kind of soil is whether or not it’s going to suit your needs. If you are planning on growing a certain type of plant, then you will need to use soil that is best for that type of plant.
There is also the question of whether or not you want to add any nutrients, chemicals, or other types of additives to the soil. If so, then you should definitely try to find a type of soil that has these already in it. This way, you don’t have to add them later.
What containers should I use?
As we briefly discussed earlier, there are two main types of containers that you can choose to grow your vegetables in. The first option is plastic. There are plenty of different sizes and shapes of plastic containers which makes them a good choice if you need something of a certain size or shape. They are also pretty durable and last for a fairly long time. The only real problem with plastic containers is that they can leech harmful chemicals into the soil if they are not of very high quality.
The other option is to use glass containers. Like I mentioned earlier, these are slightly more expensive than plastic containers unless you know where to find a good deal on them. The nice thing about glass containers is that they don’t let any chemicals out which makes them a better long-term choice.
Should I use organic or regular soil?
There are two schools of thought on soil. There is the organic school of thought and there is the regular school of thought. The organic side believes that you should only use organic fertilizers and other such additives. Those in the regular school of thought believe that these additives don’t help all that much and that it’s best to just stick with regular soil.
I would recommend that if this is your first time growing vegetables, then you should go with the regular school of thought. There is more knowledge available on regular soil than there is on organic soil. If you want to try the organic route, then you may want to do a little more research into which type of soil is best for your situation.
Should I use seeds or seedlings?
The next thing that you need to decide is whether you are going to use seeds or seedlings. If this is your first time growing vegetables then you should choose seedlings. This is because seedlings have a higher survival rate and there is less of a chance that you are going to do anything wrong.
If this isn’t your first time growing then you should try to find a good deal on some seeds instead of spending money on the more expensive seedlings. Keep in mind though that unless you are an expert, growing from seeds is quite a bit more difficult than growing from seedlings.
Should I buy a growing system or build my own?
You have a couple of different options when it comes to buying a growing system. You can either buy a system that is already put together or you can build one yourself. If you decide to buy a system, then you still have another decision to make which is whether or not you want to buy an all-in-one type of system or a system that you assemble yourself.
An all-in-one type of system comes ready to use right out of the box. All you have to do is put it together which usually involves clicking two pieces of wood together or putting some Velcro on the sides of the containers. These types of systems can be quite a bit more expensive than the ones that you build yourself.
If you decide to build your own system, then you have a few different options. The cheapest option is to get some wood from a hardware store and build the boxes yourself. The other option is to buy a kit. These kits are similar to the all-in-one systems except they don’t come with the trays that the plants grow in. Instead you get the wood and connectors so you can build it however you want.
Which growing system is better?
Whether you decide to buy an all-in-one system or build your own, both options are suitable for growing vegetables.
The real question is which one is better?
Well, each one has their own advantages and disadvantages so it’s really up to you to decide what would be best.
The main advantage of the all-in-one systems is that they are ready to use right out of the box. You don’t have to spend time putting it together or worrying about if you put it together properly. These systems are also usually very well designed so they work very efficiently.
The main advantage of building your own system is that you can make it to specifications that you desire. If you can imagine it, you can probably build it. With an all-in-one system, you’re limited to the options that they give you.
Another advantage of building your own system is cost. If you buy the parts separately and build it yourself, then it will most likely be cheaper than buying an all-in-one system. Keep in mind though that if you decide to do this, you will need to buy the containers as well since those aren’t included with the system and they aren’t cheap.
What types of containers should I use?
The next thing that you need to think about is what type of containers you are going to use. You have two main choices: Fabric Pots or Plastic Trays.
Sources & references used in this article:
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Temperature interactions with growth regulators and endogenous gibberellin-like activity during seedstalk elongation in carrots by LK Hiller, WC Kelly, LE Powell – Plant physiology, 1979 – Am Soc Plant Biol
Vegetable Plant Part Relationships. III. Modification of Carrot (Daucus carota L.) Root and Shoot Weights by Gibberellic Acid and Daminozide by IE Currah, TH Thomas – Annals of Botany, 1979 – academic.oup.com