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 ?