How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Overwatering in carrots

Carrots that have been overwatered rot or have enlarged white "eyes." Roots may be hairy, forked, and misshapen.


Water less often and provide good drainage. Avoid planting carrots in heavy soils. Plant in light soils such as sandy loam. Maintain uniform soil moisture at seed depth until seedlings emerge.

Forked and misshapen roots
Forked and misshapen roots

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