- Why are my carrots so ugly?
I mean really ugly!
I think they are supposed to be a chantenay.
I once read something about carrots needing heavy ground to drive down into. Mine just twist around themselves and come out in a writhing bundle. The ground is a pretty good, well manured (too well?), well watered, well drained. Not very heavy ground though.
Posted 5 years ago
Pretty carrots aren’t always tasty carrots.
They’ll do all sorts of things if they hit stones in the ground, if there’s too much manure in there they’ll fork, if waterings inconsistent then they can start growing extra nodules.
On the bright side, looks like no carrot fly!Posted 5 years agostumpy01Member
Looking at this, the manure could be the problem? Too much nitrogen in the soil too?! Is this what manure adds?Posted 5 years agoMarin No 8Subscriber
I echo what thepurist says. Did you dig over the veg patch where these were sown? If so that causes the above to happen as the soil structure has been disturbed. The root goes down, hits a lump of soil then forks around it. Carrots like soil that hasn’t been dug over and not too manured. If you want nice straight carrots you could try sowing in big pots filled with sand. We’re now heading into veggie show nerdiness! 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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