How to troubleshoot problems growing carrots and cabbages

Source: OSU Extension

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Often gardeners look back at last season's crops and feel that they grew less-than-perfect vegetables.

Two common challenges are “hairy” or misshapen carrots and poorly formed cabbage heads. Jim Myers, an Oregon State University vegetable breeder, said there are a few things gardeners can do to overcome the challenges next season.

"Hairy or misshapen carrots or carrots with multiple roots twisted around each other may come from spacing, soil type, pests and disease,” Myers said. “It helps to thin them to an inch apart after the leaves reach up about three inches.” 

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