This spring, I received a free package of carrot seeds as a promotion from a mayonnaise company. I'm an apartment-dweller, and although I'm in a bit of an urban canyon, I have a western exposure and can usually rely on a couple of full-sun hours every day. I've had success in the past growing morning glories, petunias, geraniums, and hibiscus in containers. I had a deep clay pot that I wasn't using, so I planted the seeds in May.
The pot is 13" deep and 14½" in diameter at the top:
So the question is begged: can carrots be container-grown?
Answer: not on my balcony!
I probably didn't water them enough. Of the entire seed packet, I only had two plants make it. Containers are quick to dry out on a balcony -- particularly in an urban environment, with winds whipping around buildings.
Revel in my bountiful carrot harvest!
REVEL IN IT!