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Stumpy carrots
Sun 12-Jun-11
11:59 am
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mr. trench
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Hi guys.  One more repeating problem I'd like your advice on.  Every year I try to grow carrots.  I read or saw somewhere that it's best to grow them in a plastic bin as you can remove all stones and it's too high for the carrot fly.  So that is what I do.  I mix some garden compost with sand and blood fish and bone and plant.

 

Every year the same - huge great stalks and tiny (I mean really short) stumpy little carrots smaller than a bite size.

 

What am I doing wrong?

 

dalek

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Sun 12-Jun-11
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Hattie
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I think the blood fish & bone is the problem....I think that is feeding the feathery tops & making them enormous rather than encouraging the root.  I don't feed my carrots & I grow them in big containers....I use the spent compost from the previous years tomato pots & it works fine.

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from Les Miserables

Sun 12-Jun-11
6:03 pm
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Thanks Hattie.  I'll put the carrots on starvation rations next year and see how it goes.

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