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Carrots aren't forming - possibly overcrowded. Help?

My carrot plants are doing very well, but a dig in soil reveals there's no actual carrot at the bottom. I've had a look twice in the past few weeks and am not really seeing a change. I read online that one possible cause is overcrowding, and I think they may be. These are pretty mature, bushy plants, so my question is, will thinning them help at this point, or should I pull them and start again?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,705
    They should be thinned to an inch apart when they are small. I would leave them a bit longer, but sow another row very thinly. Too much nitrogen would give a lot of tops and no bottoms.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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