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Growing Carrot

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17 Apr 17 Julie (Australia - temperate climate)
carrots not that great. what is my soil lacking? Rgds Julie
19 Apr 17 Jack (Australia - temperate climate)
To grow good sized carrots you need soil that is friable and worked down to 20 or 25 cm. If you have enriched your soil with manure it is better to grow at least a leaf crop before sowing carrots. If your soil is shallow or very hard try some of the small round varieties like 'French Breakfast' or 'Paris Market'. You could also plant baby carrots aand hrvest them when they are small. Trust this helps.
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