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CURSE OF THE CARROT FLY

You’re more likely to get carrot fly than not if you don’t protect your crops. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do, says Rob Smith

If you’re looking for an easy to grow, nutritious and delicious vegetable, look no further than the humble carrot.

Once a staple of the lower classes, these colourful roots can now be found braised in high-end restaurants. From their original guise as purple and white woody roots, this ever-popular vegetable can now be found in many colours including red, white, yellow and, of course, orange. Carrots also now come in differing shapes, from the typical pointed, conical-shaped varieties such as ‘Nantes’, through to the more spherical ‘Rondo’ and the extra wide ‘Oxheart’.

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About Kitchen Garden Magazine

Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine In this issue: On the Veg Patch Joyce Russell’s top March jobs include planting onion sets and potatoes, sowing and buying in pollinating plants and strawberries In the Greenhouse Yorkshire-based gardener Martin Fish pots citrus, harvests curly kale, pricks out tender crops and sows seeds in the border Rekha's Garden and Kitchen Diary (New Series) In her first KG article Rekha, former contestant on BBC’s The Big Allotment Challenge, takes us through her gardening month And much more!