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Post by Hairyloon on 16th March 2010, 2:42 pm

I think I heard somewhere that the best soil for carrots is a mix of sand and compost.
Is that right, if so, what mix is optimal?

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Post by Compostwoman on 16th March 2010, 3:19 pm

Not fresh compost as if it is rich stuff the carrots will fork and grow leaf rather than root (IYSWIM)..so likewise no freshly fertilised soil, either...

A sand/soil or growing medium is good, although I have grown good carrots in clay soil...its just really hard to dig them out!

You can grow carrots in holes in clay, filled with growing medium....


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Post by Adrian on 16th March 2010, 3:35 pm

I grow in Glacial Till which is essentially mineral sand with a bit of organic matter thrown in - makes for splendid carrots

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Post by Hairyloon on 16th March 2010, 4:35 pm

I've got a big pile of sand that I picked up on a garden clearance. I was thinking to make up a mix and grow carrots in various containers.
Good plan or no?

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Post by Guest on 16th March 2010, 5:23 pm

What is your soil? You could mix it in 50/50 with the soil in to the containers...or make a raised bed adding in the sand. Containers need watering is my only problem!

The important thing is finding the right carrot for you soil (ieQ. what carrots for soil Very Happy ). But soil and sand in a pot should be ok with a standard Nantes type...or try a few types. I use Carrotte de Meaux in my sandy beds and they are consistantly good...don't know what the translation would be.


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