Growing Carrot

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04 Jan 09 Gene (Australia - temperate climate)
Do not put kerosene on carrots! The roots take it up and the kerosene can be tasted. It can also cause reactions in sensitive people who eat them. I believe that kerosene is banned for agricultural carrots in Victoria.
27 Apr 20 Stephen Parkinson (Australia - temperate climate)
Whats the best type of sand to mix in with our raised vege bed soil to make it softer for growing carrots ?
16 Apr 16 Helen (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Not replying to Gene. I live at alt 750m, 100kms northwest of Melbourne, Good rich volcanic soil. Is it too late to attempt to plant carrots now to grow over winter? We have vicious frosts when they come - down to -6 somenights but not constanlyt. First frost could be anytime now. Brassicas and garlic planted 3-4 weeks ago all growing well.
07 Jun 13 Ben (Australia - temperate climate)
Use the gypsum, hydrated lime is absolutely not the same.
15 May 12 Glen (Australia - temperate climate)
I have planted carrots [seeds] they have come through in good quantity. Is it necessary to thin them out, At this stage they are quite tiny 2cm - I cant imagine them muturing when so crowded.
25 Sep 10 (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
For all those gardener out there having little success with ther carrots and other root veges you should consider trying them in round tubes I cut them about 350 long and you can fill them up with your own special mix dont forget the sand when you do especially for your carrots.This method saves you having to diginto heavy soils and also you can grow them at any height from the ground as you like.good luck

Whats the best type of sand to mix in with our raised vege bed soil to make it softer for growing carrots ?

- Stephen Parkinson

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