White on carrots

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  1. Septimus00

    Septimus00 Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi,

    Never sown carrots before, growing well but they’ve developed some white bits that I’m not sure what they are, any help?
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Only guess its not easy to see but I think it might be aphids.
    The white flecks could be the shed skins.
     
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      Possibly, there was some live small bugs on them too, any good way to get rid?
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Well if its an infestation I would spray, but if its just a few maybe try washing them off with a hose.
      Depends if they are causing any real damage.
       
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        I've had luck using water with a bit of washing up liquid in it. It didn't get rid of them entirely but there's a lot fewer now.

        A friend said it can harm bees though, so I'm looking at alternatives.
         
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