Carrot Fly

Ray Dunford asked 12 years ago

Hi Gerry, I planted carrot seeds 3 weeks ago and I’m happy to announce that they germinated about a week ago (ie. small green leaves appeared over the ground about a week ago). I was inflicted with carrot fly last year so I’m going to erect a 60 cm while fleece around my carrot bed to prevent the same happening. My only concern now is that I’m worried that I might have left it too late and the carrrot fly may have already arrived? I haven’t started thinning the carrots yet. What do you think? Am I too late and merely wasting my time? Regards Ray

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
No, it is not too late. Carrot flies do not lay eggs until the plants are big enough for the larvae to eat, which will be a couple of weeks yet.