Monday, April 18, 2011

Big Harvest

Today, I was cleaning out my shared alley bed and came across a few carrots from last year. They were all still tiny, despite having been in the ground for almost a year. I'm going to have to investigate what kind of soil carrots like. The soil is loose and rich, so I get big tops and small carrots. Maybe the soil has too much nitrogen. Does anyone out there know how I can amend the soil to get bigger carrots?

3 comments:

  1. Nitrogen will do just that! Grow the green tops and give you almost nothing below. Carrots love lots of minerals, esp potassium. We ammend our soil with Gaia Glacial Rock Dust and the plants love it! Carrots and mineral hungry peppers especially. Happy Gardening!

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  2. I think you are right. Too much nitrogen. Hairy carrots are a sure sign of it and the second one from the top is a very hairy carrot.

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