Kitchen Garden

ROOTED IN TRADITION

Soil is everything when it comes to growing any veg crop, but with carrots it is even more important to get the conditions right if you want those long straight roots. Exhibition growers certainly know this and few grow their treasured crop directly into the soil, opting instead to make their own fine mixes in raised beds or barrels.

Most of us, of course, have to make do with the soil we have, and while we may not be able to grow arrow straight and perfect roots every time, we can maximise our chances of growing a good

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