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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a good shot.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(I don't think Tagwex was telling the truth when he said he shot them!)

You never know with these Wexford lads Laughing shot gun could kill a lotta carrot flies Laughing ..

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to explain. They weren't shot dead. Just a certain appendage to ensure that there would be no future generations.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you werent joking, after all😁
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have terrible problems with carrot root fly but since we put in raised beds, hardly one. Also the beds are 18" high but the soil is 2" from the top so the carrots are snuggled down. I grow them with beets on one side and parsley on the other and when I pull them I always cut the tops off away from the carrots so there is no smell to attract the flies.

BTW, I sprinkled on some 'Remin' (ground up volcanic rock) last year. Don't know if it has anything to do with it, but carrots, beets, mangetoute and broad beans have all been brilliant this year - best year ever for carrots and beets. As for carrots being cheap to buy - that's true, but you won't buy sweeter carrots.

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