9 Simple Steps for Growing Carrots in Straw Bales

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growing carrots in straw bales

Growing carrots in garden or yard is a conventional way. If you like to try something different, growing carrots in straw bales also offer a unique experience. Is it possible? Absolutely yes! This is a good solution for gardeners who do not have adequate soil and not rich enough in nutrients. How to do it?

1. Prepare wheat straw bales and water them until they are soaking. If the weather is hot outside, it’s fine to water more than once. You have to let the bales to cool before planting, let them for five to seven days.

2. If there are any sprouting wheat seeds, you must pull them out from the bales.

3. You have to set out the bales horizontally in your gardening area.

4. Create a texture with a pitchfork and insert it several inches into the bale from the top to loosen the straw and then make a space for the plant roots.

5. Now, you have to apply a 3-inch layer of compost right on the top of the straw bales.

6. Make rows with specification of twelve to eighteen inches apart with a depth of 1/4 inch. Don’t forget to cover the seeds using compost and start to give them water.

7. If the seedlings are one inch apart, you need to thin them.

8. Once the carrots are established, don’t forget to give straw right on the layer of compost.

9. You have to give water the carrots until fifty to sixty days. After that, they are ready to harvest.

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