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m1ckz

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carrot
« on: March 16, 2017, 20:20 »
what fertilizer should i usr growing carrots please

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oldgrunge

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Re: carrot
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2017, 20:57 »
None. Carrots don't require much fertiliser, if you feed them they are liable to fork. Best to grow them in ground that had been fertilised for a previous crop.
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Re: carrot
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 08:19 »
I give them a dressing of growmore. Chicken pellets have too much nitrogen.

If you give them too much this happens.

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Re: carrot
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 08:25 »
Salmo, there's no answer to that, lol

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Re: carrot
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 08:32 »
I grow carrots in a 70/30 compost/builders sand mix, just mix it and put it through a gardeners seive.
I then push my spade into the ground a full spit and waggle it backwards and forwards to create a V and continue to do this the width of where i'm going to grow them, then fill this trench/V with the 70/30 mix and sow in the middle and top off with a dusting of the mix and water.
Then place canes around the growing area in the corners and middle and run fleece round the canes to create a fence about 1mtr high to stop the carrot fly.
This never (almost never, nothing is guaranteed) fails me and i get very few forked carrots if any at all in some rows, just great carrots.

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Re: carrot
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 12:45 »
I give them a dressing of growmore. Chicken pellets have too much nitrogen.

If you give them too much this happens.

lOVE this carrot 😂😂

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Re: carrot
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 13:36 »
That carrot pic is brilliant. I now have it as my avatar  :D hope you don't mind  :ohmy:
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Re: carrot
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 11:13 »
I grow mine in last year's waste compost with a little fruit n veg fertiliser mixed in. Works ok
There's more comfrey here than you can shake a stick at!

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Re: carrot
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2017, 12:13 »
That Carrot is hilarious :D

I don't add any fertilizer and they do well.



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