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Old 08-25-2013, 09:44 AM
 
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I already found the answer but for those of you who have split carrots I found it is because............drum roll please..........bad watering techniques of which I'm guilty as charged. Apparently, carrots and other root crops like it dry and I water the garden everyday. I'm lovin' 'em to death.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Mine always split when it got too hot. Water had nothing to do with it.

Carrots are a cool weather crop.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Mine always split when it got too hot. Water had nothing to do with it.

Carrots are a cool weather crop.
I guess my source was all wrong;Root vegetables: splitting / Royal Horticultural Society

Splitting of roots is a disorder, usually caused by moisture levels fluctuating greatly during the growing season. Beetroot, carrots, parsnips, radish and other root crops are all affected. Drought resistant, carrots like hot weather, seldom needing water. If they start wilting, give a thorough soaking of water every 10-14 days.

Thanks for setting me straight.....the Royal Horticultural Society needs you.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Good to know because I grow both beets and carrots. I have not had any problems with splitting though - thank goodness!

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