patience is one trick. i’ve never had experience growing them in the ground, but i think they take longer in a pot- or so it feels like forever. so you have to be willing to sacrifice that growing real estate for the whole summer. and yes, deep pots (8”-12” deep) and keeping them distant from each other. follow your seeds suggested distance, but when growing in containers, ignore the info about rows. just apply the general distance of seed spacing from one seed to the next 360. so like two-ish inches apart, though i probably cheat and do 1 sometimes…and then i too end up with cute scrawny carrots. OH! also, sun. they love sun. if they are in the shade, they just don’t plump up and produce. btw, there are some varieties of carrots that grow short and fat, and those are good for your more shallow pots.
hope that helps.
Just a mantis munching on a bee. Dude. NOT the bees! I need the bees! Ugh.
Watermelon radish magic
Quite possibly the most perfect radish I have ever grown. Will grow these forever more. Watermelon radishes are magical.
The progress of my room this far. Much more to do but a lot had been done. A lot of inspiration taken from the art teachers group on Facebook. Thanks for that!
My students need 200 sketchbooks for the 6th-7th grade, printmaking and sculpture supplies (K-8), painting materials for K-2nd grade, 30 subscriptions to Scholastic Art magazine, and art assessment game/tools for all. Imagine an elementary school without an art class. For me, it feels devoid of creative growth and guidance. My school has not had art for approximately the last 15 years. I will be my students…
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