Posted: 10/07/2013 at 11:13
I've never had success with carrots. However, a few months ago, a friend had some young plants left over and gave them to me. I planted them up in potato sacks, and watched as they slowly grew into lovely verdant leafy tops. A couple just started to flower, so I thought its time to start eating fresh lovely carrots! I pulled a couple, and underneath - nothing! Just a normal plant root. Healthy enough plant root - but definitely not a carrot! So, before I start again, because, as it was going 'so well', now I' ve bought seed, what did I do wrong? I planted in potato sacks in compost mixed with sharp sand with added vitax fertiliser. Watered as normal and added a bit of pelleted manureas they grew.