Plant your winter crop of carrots now, using our new top hat box. Use it in the spring for potatotes! Root crops such as potatoes and carrots need deep soil to grow. Instead of digging down as in most gardening methods, we take the easy way and build up. These are 1'x1' x 6 inches high. You can get more information on these in the "All New Square Foot Gardening" book, on page 61.
For potatoes, put 4 inches of Mel's mix in the square you want to use and 2 inches of pure compost on the top. Plant the potatoes according to the proper spacing in those 2" of compost. When they grow 1" above the surface, you place this box on top of the square and add 2" of soil. When they grow another 1" above the soil, do it again.
For large carrots (the ones that grow up to 12" high) select the square you want to plant them in. Place this box on top and fill to the top with Mel's mix. Then plant your carrots normally. They will grow deep and large!.