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I want to grow some carrots in containers for my kiddos. I was planning on placing the in the greenhouse this winter so we can have carrots throughout the year. I know it will not give us a big harvest, but I thought it might be a fun project to do with the kids since I got multicolored ones. What kind of soil do I use. I was thinking of filling the bottom of the pot with some broken terracotta or gravel then filling it up with potting soil. Should I put peat on top to help germination or just plant the seeds straight into the potting mix? My pots are plenty deep and large, I think they had roses in them at some point.
I was also told that giving them a cold treatment a week or two before harvesting them would make them sweeter. If so I figured I could put them outside during the day and bringing them in at night since we get pretty low at night in the winter. Will the cold really make them sweeter or will I be wasting my time moving them in and out every day?