Posted: 15/09/2012 at 12:00
Hello, and thanks Italophile and Passionate.
I did all that and still had a poor result. I purchased a rectangular 'Wicker' container and half filled it with 'Grow-Bag' soil. Placed in a sunny(ish) spot and the seeds were deep enough in the container in order to avoid carrot-fly and other 'enemies.' Planted in late April maybe we had too much rain and cool weather? They are still within the container, maybe we'll have lovely fresh carrots for Christmas lunch...!!!
Thanks for you advice and help, I will 'take on board' everything you suggested again next year.