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Jeremiah wales
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I want to plant a lot of carrots in my garden this year. Any pointers for High Yield on Carrots. What seeds to avoid. Which ones to get. Just in the ground. Above ground. I am in Northern Wisconsin. First year for this garden here.
 
Justin Wood
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My personal experience is that the better the soil preparedness, the better the carrots. One year, I planted carrots in a double dig traditional garden in heavy clay soil. Great carrots. I tried 2 variety of carrots this year in a brand new hugel bed that I hastily put together. Horrible carrots. This spring, I have a raised bed on contour that I dug at the end of summer. Not great soil, but I think it will be loose enough for carrots. I plan on planting several variety so if I have success, I will try to report. If I fail, then I probably will not report
 
Joseph Lofthouse
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It fits better with my lifestyle and way of looking at the world to modify the genetics of my plants rather than to try and change the soil... Therefore I choose to grow Chantenay type carrots. Short fat things that thrive in the compact heavy clay soil and are easy to dig. I grow parsnips like that also: Shaped like a turnip and easy as can be to dig, even when the soil is too hard to use a digging fork.

 
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