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    Will starting them off indoors and thinning them out indoors to one per module before planting out deter carrotfly? My reasoning is on the windowsill the fly won't be able to get up that high.

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    Carrots are not keen on being transplanted , usually they are sown straight in the ground, or if you have a spare dustbin you could sow into that.
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    As Binley says, we don't recommend transplanting carrots, sow them where they are to grow and put a barrier over to deter carrot fly, or plant in barrels/bins.
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    It's a complete fallacy that carrot fly don't fly high. Cover with fleece or environmesh and you'll be ok.

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    .........or plant a few mirrors along the rows.......
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    As the others have said, you can't sow carrots in modules, because the root will deform, and you need to use net/mesh against the root fly
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    Cheers guys. At what point should the mesh go over? As soon as they are sown?

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    yep

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