How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Dense or rocky soil

Roots of carrots that have been planted in hard soil may be hairy, forked, and misshapen.



Avoid planting carrots in heavy soils. Plant in light soils such as sandy loam. Remove rocks from soil. Maintain uniform soil moisture at seed depth until seedlings emerge.

Forked carrot roots
Forked carrot roots

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