carrot seeds

Hollywog(z7soIL)March 4, 2005

I am going to be planting purple dragon carrot seeds this spring and I was just wondering where in the world the seed for a carrot forms. I'd like to save some of the seeds from this years crop to grow again next year. Thanks.

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Crazy_Gardener(Z2b AB Canada)

Carrots are a biennial plant, which means that it completes its life cycle in two years. During the first year, it stores food (the root) to prepare for what it will need to produce flowers and seeds in the second year. Keep a few carrots for the following year and you will see them flower.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2005 at 1:53AM
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The flowers form umbels, very similar to Queen Annes Lace. Seed collection will be easy.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2005 at 2:44PM
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Wow! I never knew that; how interesting!

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~Amanda in Austin

    Bookmark   March 20, 2005 at 9:18AM
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Rosa(4ish CO Rockie)

Your carrots will also cross with Queen Anne's Lace. The recommended isolation distance is 1/2 mile.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2005 at 8:48AM
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A question about carrots. I have planted some seeds and they all seem to have come up. Now I have my garden ready and can transplant them. Will it be okay to try to transplant each and every one, or should I thin them out? Also, someone here mentioned to leave them for a year. Does that mean to just let them winter over? Maybe cover them up with leaves or mulch or something and they'll come back next year with flowers? Thanks. I'd appreciate any help as I am very inexperienced with this.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2005 at 12:10PM
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Rosa(4ish CO Rockie)

Just thin them out.
You only leave them for a year if you want to collect seeds from the flowers. Otherwise it's a waste of space that could be used for planting veggies next year.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2005 at 7:31AM
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