Making Seeds Into a Positive Factor
Carrot seeds, also known as granny smith's carrot, is an indoor plant that is commonly seen at flower shows. It comes in a wide variety of colors and varieties. Many people choose this vegetable because it is very forgiving when you don't treat it properly the first time you grow it indoors. It is not very hard to grow it indoors, but the real challenge is drying it well enough so that you can harvest it. It is not like most indoor plants which can easily get dried out if they are not stored properly. It has a long history of being a popular decorative vegetable.
Carrot seeds are generally easy to germinate inside a small container or pot. To harvest your carrot seeds all you need to do is simply lift the entire root ball off the vine as this kind of plant head is commonly referred to. Take them indoors or underground as this sort of vegetable usually grows underground. For this article we will focus on the Carrot seed varieties that can be found at most gardening stores.
The Red Carrot seeds are a great variety for the beginning gardener. These Carrot seeds are known for being very hardy in the sense that they can withstand dry air and many kinds of pests. It will grow up to eight meters high and six meters across with purple flowers. It is one of the most popular vegetables grown by beginning gardeners because of it's flexibility in growing conditions.
The Carrot seed production is best when it is exposed to full sun, partial shade during the summer, and the soil should be slightly moist. It is important to cover the Carrot seeds from the day they are removed from the plant to the time they germinate in the first year. It is also very important to use organic fertilizers and weed killers during the growing season. These Carrot seeds should be sowed in groups of six to ten. In the first year they should be divided and then taken out of the ground.
There are two methods to germinate Carrot seeds. The moist method is where the seeds are stored dry in a dark place, like a bag. The moist method will not save seeds for planting out as they have a shorter shelf life. There is also a germination method which is using moist Carrot seeds and letting them dry out for about three weeks. Many people use saved seeds, especially during the springtime and fall planting.
Carrot flowers can be produced from cuttings, cutting off the tops of plants and leaving the lower areas alone. The cuttings can be gathered and placed in a pan with moist sand and allowed to stay there for about two days. When the Carrot flower heads appear they can be easily harvested. If the harvest is small enough there is no need to place any sort of container on the ground beside the plants to protect the cuttings.
Carrot chaff can also be produced quickly by separating Carrot seeds from their chaff base. Carrot chaff can be used instead of Wheat flour or corn meal when making pancakes or waffles. Carrot chaff can be used as a replacement for flour in soups, stews and casseroles and in stews. The Carrot chaff can be mixed with water and used as a salad ingredient. The finished product will taste just like real grass.
Carrot seeds and Carrot chaff work well together and are excellent for creating gourmet foods such as breads and cakes. Both the Carrot seeds and the Carrot chaff can be used fresh, dried and powdered form to create a variety of different foods. The umbel that is growing the seeds will eventually turn blue and yellow. When harvesting the seed it is best to take just enough seed to give the plant the nutrients it needs for healthy growth.