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riviera911477

  1 month ago

Did you ever wonder where carrot seeds come from?

Ok..so you eat an apple, there are seeds in there. You eat a plum, there is a pit, Strawberries, have seeds. What about the things you eat that grow that have no visible seeds?
Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables to grow in the garden. However, when harvesting your carrots, you will not find any seeds on the carrot plants nor within the carrots themselves. This begs the question, where do carrot seeds come from?
So where do carrot seeds come from? Carrot seeds come from carrot flowers. Carrots are biennial plants that will flower and produce seeds in their second year of growing. Most carrots are harvested the same year they are planted which means they never have a chance to flower and produce seeds.
While most gardeners harvest their carrots before they flower and produce seeds, growing carrots in order to harvest their seeds is a simple process anyone can do. In doing so, you can save up carrot seeds for years to come and never have to buy carrot seeds from the store again!

Lettuce: Lettuce produce flower spikes (if you let them grow long enough) and, hence, seeds.

I just thought this was interesting and wanted to share it with you..
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pr41799

  27 days ago
I had no idea! Thanks for sharing! Reply
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beaniecat

  27 days ago
I did not know this info. Interesting Topic! Reply
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EHS123

  1 month ago
I did not know this, Sherry. Thanks for sharing! Reply
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pdnr

  1 month ago
Interesting topic, Sherry. Reply
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FIRSTABOREAN_8395

  1 month ago
Carrots are in the same plant family as parsley, celery, and Queen Anne's lace. The flowers are diminutive, growing in compound umbels, and are pollinated by flies. Reply
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verena.gawron

  1 month ago
I would have thought that the seeds are coming from flowers but never had grown own carrots. Reply
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IAmChele

  1 month ago
Wow! Thank you for sharing that, Sherry - I love learning new things. Hugs to you, Mom & Frazier. God bless you all! Reply
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pc1976

  1 month ago
This is interesting, thanks for sharing. Reply
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slycke1

  1 month ago
Actually grew carrots as a kid once...so if I remembered correctly, knew this :) Reply
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2rallan

  1 month ago
Very interesting---actually, I was aware of this--mainly because one year, we missed a few plants in the garden, and next year, had carrots growing from that area. We did not realize at the time, that they had re-seeded themselves from the year before. Reply
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