Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:44
get a wooden or metal tube and stick it into the soil to a depth just longer than you want your carrots to grow
add a mixture of fine soil and compast and sow 3 seeds in each tube
The idea is that carrots and parsnips will hit stones or big lumps of clay and bend or split whereas in their tubes they wont
Surround the area with 2 foot talll of mesh to keep the carrot flies away as they supposedly can only fly at 18inches above the soil
If you are using a RB then you dont need the mesh
Thin them out or sow very carefully to get a good spread
I tried it last season and not one grew whereas the year before i just chucked them into soil and some grew !!
The Carrot Battle will annoy you for the whole of your Lottie Career !!
Councelling is available at The Pub !!