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any advice on the length of time between sowing carrots and parsnips after adding well rotted manure,garden compost, and leaf mould     thanks


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Personally, I leave veg plots which have had manure added for a year before growing those two (part of my crop rotation plan) as they will fork if grown in it this season.  Brassicas or potatoes will love it though. 

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,853

    I don't grow carrots in newly manured places. But if you try, I'd love to know if they really do fork!

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286

    They do in my experience with manure, they fork like crazy. I didn't have the problem with compost incorporated in the topsoil last year though. I think it is just the richness of manure. image My 'plan' is to manure well for potatoes, follow with beans and peas then brassicas in the second year and it will be a full three years before the roots are put in.

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