Posted: 31/05/2014 at 10:07
Hi again, Meredith.....yes you can plant whatever you want wherever you want, these pests are specific to the plants, not the soil.
Not sure a cloche would be the most appropriate for your carrots at this time of year, probably something like fleece to prevent access to the flies laying their eggs. Your carrots will be particularly vulnerable when you disturb them when thinning out......the carrot fly can detect the smell from long distances.
I would wish to encourage you, not to put you off, but it has to be remembered that everything we plant has a little critter just waiting to spoil the party....but it's great when you get the hang of maximising your chances.
Good luck....here when you need us,