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My carrots are grubby...

Posted by ErnieB | May 29, 2010 12:39am | Viewed 830 times | 1 replies | Last replied by MariaBBB on May 29, 2010 1:04pm

Can I treat the soil with something and replant?


MariaBBB

May 29, 2010 1:04pm

Your carrots may have been infested with the larvae of the carrot rust fly. There are
several things you can do to minimize or eliminate this problem.

First of all, rotate your garden. Consecutive annual planting of carrots in one spot will cause a build-up of the pest. Rust flies usually have three generations each year.

Second, you may want to wait to plant your carrots until after the first generation of adults is dying out. Plant in mid-June and grow them under optimal conditions,
so they mature quickly. Harvest them before the next rust fly generation can do much harm.

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