Car­rots can be tricky

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - HOMES -

The pesky carrot rust fly is the biggest prob­lem. It can get into even the most well-pro­tected crops and ruin them. Vi­ral prob­lems and wire­worms are two other prob­lems. Some hy­brids such as Fly Away car­rots are said to be re­sis­tant. And some gar­den­ers claim that one way to thwart the carrot fly is to grow crops in raised beds or tall con­tain­ers at least three feet off the ground. But the most rec­om­mended method is to cover crops with pro­tec­tive screen­ing such as Re­may cloth be­fore seedlings ap­pear.

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