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Grubby Carrots -

Posted by AMBIDEXTROUS | June 07, 2010 09:53am | Viewed 1871 times | 1 replies | Last replied by MariaBBB on June 14, 2010 02:49am

My carrots were "grubby". Can I treat the soil with something and replant?


June 14, 2010 02:49am

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 the problem this year. 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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