Posted: 03/11/2014 at 23:39
Carrots want fine, deep free draining soil and feeding with a good organic fertiliser like fish blood and bone. grown under fleece they will be safe from carrot fly. However, they need a regular supply of water......I.e. They must not dry out and then watered. carrots will split if dry, wet, dry and wet.
Grew "crowbar" carrots few years back. Deep holes filled with sieved soil mixed with mpc and granular fertiliser. Carrots were HUGE, tasty and impressive.