I just saw something on MI Gardener about starting carrots. I figure if he's starting them already in Michigan, I should get moving here in South Jersey. My only problem is that our soil has wire worms. (That's what the farmers around here call them. I'm not sure of the exact species.)
Because of the wire worms, I have a difficult time growing carrots, beets, burdock, sweet potatoes and the like. The only year that I ever got good carrots was the year that I did straw bale gardening. It is nearly impossible to get organic straw and I worry that I would have persistent herbicides if I didn't use organic.
I am thinking of getting large plastic tubs to plant carrots in and using bagged soil, but that hardly seems sustainable and would be a lot of plastic.