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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 RutlandPosts: 4,050
    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.

  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,577
    high wind or rain is also meant to work (harvesting in either condition)
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