carrot fly


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carrot fly

n
(Animals) a dipterous insect, Psila rosae, that is a serious pest of carrots. The larvae tunnel into the root to feed
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If left, their scent will attract carrot fly - cover with horticultural mesh to keep them away.
Bar Manager Brandon Brough shakes up the house special Superfly Cocktail mixed with vodka, Domaine de Canton, lemon juice, thyme, and Carrot Fly (see page 58 for Alex Figura's yogurt-centric recipe).
Carol: Carrot fly aren't such a nuisance after June but most people keep their fleece or mesh on until the end of July.
If you put your pots up high this also protects against the invasion of carrot fly.
I grow most of my carrots in pots and keep them on a bench to avoid carrot fly.
Our garlic is confined to the veg garden and though we may use it to dissuade carrot fly, we try to give it plenty of room to make the bulbs grow fat.
This week's winner is Hartley Reynolds, of Weston Turville, Bucks, who says: "I always sow a ring of spring onions around my carrot bed and I've never had a problem with carrot fly.
Take precautions against carrot fly and cabbage root fly.
Note: onions repel the carrot fly, so planting at least a few onions among the carrots is a good idea.
Early sowing in March or early April can sometimes avoid carrot fly but this depends how mild a season it is.
Q WHAT can I do to get rid of the carrot fly which have been creating havoc in my garden?