Posted: 11/05/2015 at 16:29
I use fleece too.....rarely have carrot fly.
careful about making your soil too dry and light. Carrots need a constant moisture level in the soil or they will crack when dry soil becomes wet again. No manure but a good organic fertiliser like fish blood and bone mixed well into the soil is wise. Keep moist until germination and then do not allow the soil to dry out.
I have tried several of the new hybrid carrot seed but Early Nantes and Chantenay grown well makes delicious salad carrots. I munch carrots by the load in summer.....you can recognise me by my orange face!!!