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carrots and compost

Posted by t-bob west wa (My Page) on
Thu, May 17, 12 at 12:48

hi all, well we have just started a new garden this year after moving last year. I know that carrots don't like "fresh" manure....but,

what about the bags of composted steer manure......will adding this to my bed before planting carrots lead to hairy carrots?

would it be better to go with just the plain old boring natural soil......it is pretty bleak looking stuff.

if we are just juicing, does it matter if they are hairy?

thanks for any info---bob


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RE: carrots and compost

I'd just stick with loosening the soil deeply for your row of carrots, and use a liquid organic fertilizer this growing season, and add manure and compost in the fall. Microbes need time to break down manure and compost and most amendments, and make the nutrients available for your vegetables.


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RE: carrots and compost

I vote for some bone meal and till deep. But it really depends on the texture of your soil.


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