It's been a grand and dry week down here on the Irish Riviera. I have been a busy bee and it's been great to be out in the veg plot and polytunnel.
Yesterday I decided to empty the carrot bath which was full of overwintering carrots:
When I use to rent allotments in England I once made the wife a raised carrot bed with 2x2 paving flags stood on end and filled with my special carrot soil mix: sieved topsoil mixed with river sand. Sea sand can contain salt and your carrots might say: "We do not like salt".
I did the same filling the baths with soil and sand. You can also grow parsnips like this and with you growing above 12 inches or 30 centimetres old Mr and Mrs Carrot fly can't fly that high and they will leave them alone. You can also cover the baths in fleece or old net curtains to keep any critters away.
My old mayonaise tub runneth over. Do like my new yellow welly Bob's? Oh what fun we had peeling and chopping and blanching and freezing all them.
Anyone else grow carrots or parsnips this way?