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My carrots have not grown as hoped. They are stunted and appear to have a number of shoots. They ere grown in pots in a mixture of sand and compost.
Any advantage advice.




You're growing medium must be very rich. I know this sounds paradoxical, but carrots get gnarly like this when over fertilized.

5 Sep, 2016


Carrots need a very fine tilth and grow best in a sandy soil. The will, naturally, bifurcate if the root finds the smallest stone! I suspect this is what has happened to your carrots.

5 Sep, 2016


Also, were they grown from seed or transplants? Lately, some garden centers have been offering transplants, but if the plants have been sitting in those little cells even a few days too long, that is what you get.

5 Sep, 2016

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