How To Grow Carrots at Home

To grow carrots in your home, save the top part of the carrots and put them in water to germinate. Later, you will be able to plant them in a flower pot.
How To Grow Carrots at Home
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Maybe you don’t have a lot of available space at your home, or you aren’t able to have a small vegetable garden where you can grow carrots, tomatoes, onions, or other produce.

Don’t worry, when there is a lack of resources, there are always solutions. Lacking resources doesn’t mean that we have to give up on eating healthier. We too can get to enjoy the process of planting, growing, and harvesting our produce.

In this article, we want to explain how you can grow carrots at home without seeds or an area outside to grow them. A balcony or a patio is sufficient, some soil, and a lot of pampering for the plants.

Are are you ready?

Learn to grow carrots at home in a simple way

Man growing carrots

The benefit of carrots is that you are able to grow them throughout the entire year and they don’t need a great deal of care. They grow fast, which is satisfying, as well as being a fun activity that can be shared with children.  

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Urban gardens are very popular and lately many balconies have been converted into miniature gardens which are good places to relieve stress. They also keep us occupied us and offer us high-quality food that’s organically farmed.

  • Carrots are rich in carotene, an antioxidant that provides provitamins that are so necessary for our general health.
  • We also need to remember that this vegetable contains a good amount of potassium, vitamin E and the B vitamins.
  • These carrots from urban gardens tend to be smaller, so they are ideal for salads.

Now you will learn what you need to do in order to grow carrots without seeds.


Carrot tops soaking in water
  • 5 carrots
  • A flower pot measuring 12 inches deep and 20 inches long
  • Enriched soil with compost
  • And, finally, liquid fertilizer


  • Firstly, choose your carrots and cut off the top part
  • It’s so simple that when you are going to use some for cooking, just remember to save this part to start the growth instead of throwing it away
  • We will start by putting the five carrot tops in a container with water (see the photo above), to germinate
  • Once they germinate, we will be able to plant them in a pot
  • Remember to allow for adequate drainage in the pot using small stones or gravel
  • You can grow the carrots any time of year
  • They like the sun so don’t be afraid to leave them outside all day
  • You can water them a little, but only once or twice a week. Remember to include some liquid fertilizer in the water. This will let them grow strong and healthy.

Ready to pick

How to grow carrots using carrot tops

How do you know when the carrots that appear in our pots are ready to be picked? Well, they take about 2 weeks to form. You just need to take care of them and wait for the plants to reach between 2 and 3 inches high. On occasions, they won’t have the typical elongated form, and they may turn out more rounded and with amusing shapes. All of this adds to the fun and makes it an experiment well worth trying.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.