When purchasing seeds of carrots on packages often flaunts large, smooth and even carrots.
However, in reality, many gardeners are faced with the fact that the roots grow gnarled and horny.
Of course, these fancy vegetables are very popular with children, but the adult is not in awe of them, because he knows that such carrots poorly cleaned and stored.
The reasons why carrots splits or becomes clumsy, there may be several. The most common:
- Sowing seed came at a very difficult ground: clay, rocky and acidic - like soil, though rich in all kinds of batteries, but because of its density and particularly poorly flowing air is not suitable for growing morkovi-
- Making before sowing nepereprevshego humus or fresh navoza-
- Soil application of ash, lime or chloride kaliya-
- Improper care posevami-
- Root damage at an early stage of carrots.
Damage can occur for severalreasons, for example because of the drying out of the soil in the first month after planting, weeding and thinning of careless, in the course of which were affected by the roots, as well as orudovanii carrot flies and mole crickets.
How to grow a smooth and even carrot
If you want to grow a flat carrots, then youbefore planting the seeds need to carefully prepare the ground. Since autumn Dig the beds to a depth of at least 20 centimeters, and try to remove as much as possible to the roots of weeds (this will prevent compaction of the top layer). Spring again make digging in the course of which make the soil sand (the amount depends on the density of soil) and compost.
After preparing the ground for sowing seeds begin. Select the method, the use of which in the future will not need thinning. Organize regular watering: watering the plants in the first two months of summer, when growth is most active carrots. In August of the same cut watering, make sure only to ensure that the soil does not dry up. If thinning is necessary, then do it carefully, trying to damage as little as possible the leaves and the roots themselves. Remove the harvest in a timely manner (harvesting time depends on the type of carrot and temperature).