When a carrot planted on a bed has good shoots, they must be carefully thinned. The procedure is quite difficult, because by pulling on one outlet, you can pull out several at once, including those that should have stayed. In addition, the plants remaining after its implementation, weaken and often do not reach large sizes, given by the breeders. In this review, we will look at easy ways to sow carrots correctly, so that you don’t thin out.
How to sow carrots in the garden, so as not to thin out?
The best option for planting carrots in this case - use of manual drills like Maple-1 or SMK-5, which provide rapid penetration of seeds to a predetermined depth, help them evenly rarely distribute them across the ground in even rows, keep the seed without damage and speed up the sowing process by 5-10 times. Prices for them start from 2.5-3 thousand rubles.
- Maple 1 seed drill
- SMK-5 manual seeder
If you do not have that kind of money it is quite possible to do with improvised materials: sand, paste, special tape or a bag. The sowing process in this case will not be automated, but will greatly facilitate the progress of work. On how to sow carrots, so as not to thin out, with the help of these devices, read on.
Sowing with sandPlanting carrot seeds spilled sand
For planting it is necessary to take carrot seeds in the ratio of 1-2 tbsp. spoon and mix them with sand 0.5 buckets. Moisten the mixture with water, leave for 10-15 minutes. During this time, make the grooves. Pour out evenly harvested mass in them, cover with soil, moisten. Of course, the method will not give 100% of the result, but it will allow to keep heat, moisture and nutrients in the ground.
With the help of paste
In this case, you need to pour a spoonful of wheat flour into a liter of water and boil for 5-7 minutes over low heat. Remove the mass from the gas, cool to 30 degrees. Pour into her seeds. All carefully pour into a plastic bottle, then a thin layer in a low groove. Carrots planted by this method are distinguished by early ripening and juiciness.
Planting seeds in granules
This is the easiest way, not requiring the use of any devices. Drainage Seeds Covered With Nutritional ElementsYou can simply spread out the groove at a distance of 5-7 cm from each other. With proper care, the seedlings will appear in a friendly system, they will not need thinning.Carrot Seeds Granules
How to plant carrots with tape?
Toilet paper, special tape, loose paper up to 2 cm wide and the length of the whole bed - these are the materials at hand that can be used for planting carrots in this case. Seeds are applied to them with a paste made from water and starch.. If desired, a little fertilizer can be added to the adhesive to provide seed flow of nutrients.Planting carrots on tape
Plant carrots on the tape should be like this: put a paste on the stripes dotted (space should be more than 2 cm). Then put carrot seeds on them. Make furrows on the bed and place the ribbons in them, cover with soil and moisten. Shoots in this case will appear somewhere in 7-10 days.
In the pouch
This is one of the most original ways of planting vegetables. You need to run it like this: in the winter, place the seeds in a canvas or linen sack; in the spring, transfer them, without removing them, into a small pit. Within 2-3 weeks sprouts will appear, which can be mixed with sand and moved to open ground.Germinated carrot seeds in a pouch
Cover the garden bed with a film so that the carrots do not die due to night frosts and sprout well. Tuber crops grown by this method are quite large, juicy, early (the harvest will be in the middle or early summer). It is saturated with a large number of useful elements and can be stored for a long time.
This method is no less unique than the previous one. Not every gardener agrees to resort to him, but still tell you what to do: pour the seeds out of the pack into a glass, pour a small amount of water and stir with a wooden stick. Put a liquid with seeds in your mouth and spit it into the prepared grooves. So repeat until the garden is planted. By the way, our grandmothers and grandfathers resorted to this method.
How to plant using a strainer
This is another "grandmother's" method of planting vegetables. For sowing, you need to take a strainer designed for brewing tea, pour the seeds into it and, walking along the beds, pour them into the grooves. Sprinkle the grains with earth and moisten with a watering can.It is very convenient to plant carrots using the salt shaker.
The conclusion of the quick ways of planting carrots without thinning
Plant carrots can be simply throwing its seeds in the grooves. But if you want to do without thinning in the future, you can resort to tricks - try to use either a manual seeder, if you have a large section, or one of the available materials at hand described in the article. The simplest of these is the use of sand or granulated seeds. Of course, in some cases, without additional costs and special training will not work, but the waste will be compensated for by the time that will be saved on thinning.