A clever way of planting carrots without thinning for a good harvest
Juicy carrots, quick shoots, no need to thin out the beds – all this becomes real if you sow the seeds not with the usual method, but with the use of paste.
At the preparatory stage you will need:
- 2 p. water
- 3 tablespoons of starch
- plastic bottle with a capacity of 2 liters
- 2 tablespoons of carrot seeds.
We make liquid paste
To do this, stir 3 tablespoons of starch in a cup of water at room temperature and pour the liquid into a saucepan with boiling water, stirring constantly until the lumps are completely dissolved. The finished paste should collect in a drop and fall freely from the spoon. After the paste has cooled down, fill the bottle. Using a watering can, we put the seeds inside.
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After twisting the bottle, shake it until the seeds are evenly distributed.
Now in a 2-liter bottle 1 tbsp. spoon of seeds. This amount is not enough. And here there are already 2 times more seeds. Here their number is optimal. For 1 liter of paste, there is 1 tbsp.
It’s time to go to the garden to the previously prepared and watered beds. The task is simple: you need to pour the contents of the bottle evenly along the row. Planting frequency of carrots will depend on watering speed and spray thickness.
The easiest way to navigate is by spilling a small area with paste. The translucent liquid allows you to see the seeds and the approximate distance between them well.
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During breaks in work, the bottle with the remaining seeds must be shaken. After all the rows are filled with paste, it remains to sprinkle the crops with soil. An additional bonus for seeds with this method of planting is the creation of a special microclimate. Unlike ordinary water, the paste will not dry so quickly, which will provide the seeds not only with nutrition, but also with the constant presence of moisture. Carrot shoots will appear much faster.
Thanks. I have not had good luck growing carrots in the past. I’ll give this planting method a try this year. It has a lot going for germinating the seeds and getting good spacing too.
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