reply to post by rickymouse
Yes ,I can relate. Buuuut.. it's álso the result of exotic fruits, fiddled about with to prosper in their non-native surroundings. There is no
centuries of wisdom for those.
What I mean is this: We, as a farmer's community, seldomly need root-fly ,and slug killers, because when carrots are sown, we also plant Tagetes
patula. why? Well, from the moment we, the Dutch, imported that flower from Spain in the 15/16th century, we discovered that root-fly and snails
detésted that plant.. 1+1=..
Things like that, combined with seeding-time determine the success of "Biological-dynamic gardening"once, in the 60's and 70's hailed as something
"new", yet based on age-old knowledge. Knowledge largely forgotten.
And yes, pesticide free Carrots áre sweeter and "meatier" You need fár less of them in stew, to get the right taste....