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Carrots/leeks/onions

Posted by nancyjane_gardener USDA 8ish No CA (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 28, 12 at 21:15

These are all flowering beautifully right now!
Do I just leave them to scatter their seed, or how do I know when to pick/bag or whatever.
I would actually rather have the seed to plant than let the seed blow with the wind, cause I kinda like to know where my plants are planted!
Any help would be appreciated! Nancy


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RE: Carrots/leeks/onions

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 31, 12 at 12:45

Hi Nancy,
Carrot seed and other plants with similar flower heads like dill will turn grey/brown when ripe. They come off easily from the flower heads. I just get a bag and rub the heads and the seeds fall into the bag.
With onion family plants, the pods that develop turn from green to light tan, and the seeds inside turn black. I cut the whole heads of seed pods off into a paper bag. Then I let them dry for a bit more so the pods just crumb away when I separate them.
Hope this helps,
Remy


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RE: Carrots/leeks/onions

Thanks Remy. Just what I needed. Now I can clear those spaces for winter stuff. Nancy


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RE: Carrots/leeks/onions

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 2, 12 at 11:20

You're welcome,
Remy


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