Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:38
Granma, always better in the ground if you can.
have you intensively grown carrots on same plot for past few years? Do you use fleece? Do you maintain a regular ...doesn't have to be a high amount.....and even water supply? Do you feed?.......fish blood and bone for me.
I would add compost.....mpc not manure.....to soil and mix top 6" (15 cm) to create a nice, friable and reasonably deep texture.
Carrots like fine, stone free, lump free soil with good nutrient level that doesn't dry out too much. They hate dry then wet then dry conditions as they will crack.