Originally Posted by Kiara
I tried growing carrots once, but it didn't work. I was told carrots and potatoes don't grow too well here :( Any tips on that? Can you make a tour and come to out places and help us get our gardens started properly? :) Pretty please?
Carrots and potatoes are easy to grow - both need to be started mid Feb.
Carrots and potatoes both need soil that tends to be more dry than wet - soil won't hold water in other words - and they like MOUNDS not raised beds or flat areas. One yr old horse manure (2 parts) mixed with a little (1 part) sand and/or topsoil/light clay will grow them really well. If they get rained on and the soil won't drain and they sit wet for more than 2-3 days, they won't make it. Maybe that helps? You can grow them in the ground or raised beds, but the soil has to be broken up at least 18 inches so it will drain. Mounds are easier.
Here's my bible - Vegetable Resources
it is nice to have someone tell you how to do things that refer to our state and not some other place across the continent...