Carrots for seeds

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Bitsy-Bet, Jul 11, 2006.

  1. Bitsy-Bet

    Bitsy-Bet Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    I have a small project going that has been interesting. Was wondering if anyone else does this?
    Last year we had a grand bumper crop of carrots! We canned, dried, ate, souped, sticked and just about did all we could think of to do with them. We even gave away about a bushel. I filled the bottom drawers of the fridge with more and kept them over the winter and of course they began to grow so I stuck some back in the ground and they grew big flower heads and looks like they will produce seeds. My sister-in-law and my niece belong to a book club and just finished reading a book called "The Beet Farm" and she said in the book, this place saved half their crop to produce seeds in the same manner I am doing with the carrots. Think I might try this too----unless the deer eat all the carrot and beet tops----again!
  2. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

    Sep 26, 2005
    since my globe radishes decided to grow huge tops, i left them go to seed. i have never tried saving any seed besides dill, so this will be fun. i am waiting for them to fully mature now.

  3. rocket

    rocket Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    Sacramento, CA
    One problem to look out for if you save carrot seed is Queen Anne's Lace. If you have any growing nearby, it will cross-pollinate with your carrots.