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Thining carrots - for yummy baby carrots

I noticed Monty suggested not thining carrots-  the dreaded fly gets its eggs in.The joy of baby carrots is irrestible to me as well as the fly.

My mother told me a method- from the west of Ireland- to enjoy baby carrots and fend off the dreaded fly. ----
AN old net curtain draped over the row - as you pick , your baby carrots, immediately and one by one replace soil , leave the net  overnight  to keep the fly out 
i have modified this slightly - by  taking the first  few picked to another part of the garden as sacrafice- hoping the smell attracts the fly away from the bed.
works for me - and baby carrots with melted butter, worth the effort ?


  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,580
    edited May 2020
    I would have thought many net curtains would be no deterrent because the holes are far too large. One recommendation is to harvest at dusk when the flies are less prevalent.

    Rutland, England
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,721
    high wind or rain is also meant to work (harvesting in either condition)
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