Powder for growing carrots

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johnjsdb

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Powder for growing carrots
« on: July 13, 2017, 16:41 »
Hello
A fellow allotment holder told me that some 25+ years ago he had an allotment and remembers sprinkling some sort of powder on carrot seeds to help germination/growth. He couldn't remember the name of the powder, has anyone heard of this or something similar?

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Re: Powder for growing carrots
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 17:32 »
That would be Bromophos against carrot fly  ::)  :ohmy: Not allowed to use it now!
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Re: Powder for growing carrots
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 08:00 »
Thank you for your reply, knew I would get an answer here
Happy digging

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Re: Powder for growing carrots
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 23:10 »
Bromophos.....I can remember using that horrible stuff in the 1970's. Those were the days when everything on the plot that wasn't a vegetable was your enemy and had to be destroyed. How things have changed!



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