Tiny carrots

Bobby MacLaughlin asked 11 years ago

My carrots all have huge leafy healthy-looking tops but make very small roots. What am I doing wrong?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
If the carrot plnats have finsihed growing, the reason ofr big tops and small roots is unbalanced nutrient levels in the soil … too much nitrogen and too little phosphorus and potash. Adjust the levels in autumn or by using fertilisers high in P and K and with no nitrogen. 

Nitrogen tends to wash out as organic material breaks down.