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Carrot bed

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 07:33

Thanks Christopher and to everyone else who has posted. I shall follow your advice next season

Carrot bed

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 20:37

We created a purpose built raised wooden bed with around 18-24 inches of mixed sieved soil and spent compost, so no lumps or stones. The first sowing failed completely. I subsequently sowed early nantes and red samurai, sowing at intervals. The latest crops seem to be about the best so far. I just want to give the bed the best prep ready for next year.

Celeriac

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 20:28

We do try to prepare the bed well before planting, but as you suggest donutsmrs, the weather has been far from ideal this year. We shall keep them going and keep our fingers crossed

Celeriac

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 07:42

We love celeriac but last year and this have not been good. Both years have produced great top growth. Last year there was nothing underneath, this year they are starting to go to seed, still not forming anything edible. We sow in modules and transplant and ensure they are well watered throughout the growing season. This has worked well before. Any ideas what is going wrong?

Thank you

Carrot bed

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 07:37

I have a raised bed comprising a mix of sieved soil and spent compost. I have grown various things in it this year: lettuce, brassicas (to plant out elsewhere) and carrots. The carrots were ok, but not great (one crop failed, others have produced just short carrots). Any ideas what I can do either now or later to improve the bed for a better carrot crop next year?

Thank you

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Celeriac

Bolting and not producing 
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Carrot bed

Preparing the bed for next year 
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