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Curly carrots

Some of our carrots have curly bottoms. What could be causing this?


This is likely to be caused by stones, plant roots, lumps of dirt or compost in the soil, or delayed thinning.

Prepare the soil so that it is crumbly, with roots, stones and clumps removed. Thin carrots when they are 5 cm high to 2-3 cm apart.

UnitecAdvice by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor of Resource Management.

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