What determines the quality of carrots or why root crops are clumsy?
You sowed the seeds of carrots, looked after them, waited a long time for the harvest, and then it was time to dig it out, and the root crops turned out to be clumsy, small and not very tasty. We will analyze the reasons why this could happen.
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Reasons for the appearance of low-grade root crops
Everyone defines low-grade in his own way. Below we will consider why root crops do not shine with quality.
- Small fruits carrots grow in the event that it was not enough light.
- Root crops become ugly, with many branches, acquire a rough taste if the seeds were planted in rocky, dense and heavy clay soils. In such a soil, carrots cannot develop normally.
- Lack of sweets occurs in those fruits that were grown in acidic soils.
- Another reason fruit strain carrots can become over-moistened and sparse sowing. Again, the roots grow and become rougher.
- Lack of juiciness the fruit occurs if there has been a long drought and too rare watering.
- A sharp change in the frequency of humidification leads as crackingand deformation of the fruit. This can be caused by drought and the subsequent onset of prolonged rains.
- Damage to the roots can cause improper thinning.
How to water?
The above problems often arise due to improper watering. Consider the basic rules.
Under normal weather conditions, water the carrots once a week. Also, the age of plants affects the frequency of watering:
- At the beginning of the growing season, 1 liter of planted plants needs 3 liters of water;
- When the second thinning takes place, one meter will already need 10 liters of water;
- When the root crops grow, the amount of water is increased to 20 liters.
Attention! Excessive moisture can cause root crops to rot, and a lack of moisture prevents the fruits from developing.
Approximately 1.5-2 months before harvesting, the frequency of irrigation is reduced to 1 time in 2 weeks, and for 2-3 weeks they stop watering at all.
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