Grow Your Own With Emmerdale - Week 2
Week 2 - Carrots
For this instalment of our 'Grow Your Own With Emmerdale' series, Lisa and Jo have been hard at work in the Emmerdale allotment and Jonny has caught up with Jo to find out how you can grow your own crunchy, tasty carrots at home.
Watch the video below to hear some great tips from Jonny and Jo and see how you can recycle bits and pieces that you might find around the home, or in their case on the Emmerdale set, to grow carrots from seed this year. We've added an easy to follow fact sheet too!
Did you know that when carrots were originally grown, they were intended for medicinal use and were very different from the orange pointed variety we see in supermarkets today, coming in a range of colours including purple, white and yellow!
The orange carrot that people are familiar with today is said to have been developed in Holland as a tribute to William of Orange during the Dutch war of independence from Spain. They were transported by seed to the USA by early settlers and the rest is history!
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