It may not be anything you’ve done Dix, quite a few of our plot holders myself included have failed with carrots until we found the small black slugs were eating them as they emerged, also parsnips and beetroot, a few slug pellets cured the problem
ony 3 Dix – given up on them completely here, planted some seeds in the autumn which should have over wintered – they appeared and then the slugs had them, have decided that was my final, final, final attempt – could grow them when we lived in Yorkshire but up here or over here no luck so far – – – apart from in the greenhouse during the winter, manage fine with that method
There are many rather exotic large slugs in Gertie’s Garden but the most menacing nuisances are the tiny ones, blacks and greys, that live under the the soil and come out to eat when you aren’t looking! gggrrr!!!
Onions ………. Bolted
Lettuce ……… Limp
Sugar Snaps ….. Old seeds poor germination
Spring Onions … Look like limp chives
Rhubarb ……… Slug Ridden
Raspberries ….. Virus?
Strawberries …. 50% plant loss to vine weevil
Everything Else . To be confirmed
don’t think I’ve done to bad reading all your comments , 2 sowing’s of parsnip’s for me everything else is looking fine , ho and my peach tree forgot about that spider mite ——- sprayed it with a mix of neem oil and water all the leaves fell off so that’s [email protected]@ered that for this year!!!!!