Growing sweet, sugary carrots


    March 24, 2012 — What does it take to grow really sweet carrots? Mike McGrath reveals the path to crunchy, sugary roots. Plus: Help save the Bats with Dr. Hazel Barton. And your fabulous phone calls.

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    Question of the Week

    I love carrots, but mine never develop that sweet, crisp taste. I’ve tried growing different varieties and harvesting early and late, but always the same result: blah, dull, boring carrots with very little flavor. I’ve had similar results with beets. But beans, tomatoes, and peppers all do well. Why can’t I grow good carrots? Get the answer »

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