Several years ago I bought an amazing carrot from an elderly man in the market: smooth, sweet, tasty. Out of interest, I left a couple of root crops for the spring. I planted them, threw away the peduncles - a lot, a whole bunch. But I don't need that much, so I left 3-4 of the strongest ones, removing some of the side shoots. And so that the wind would not break them, I tied them to stakes.

    When the baskets turned brown, I put nonwoven bags on some of them - and for good reason. Firstly, they do not allow ripe seeds to crumble to the ground, and secondly, some small worms have appeared in the seeds left without shelter.
    In general, by the fall, I collected a burst of seeds. I did not plant other varieties that year, so there was no cross-pollination. A year later, she sowed carrots from her seeds. The harvest turned out to be excellent, both in appearance and in taste, not inferior to the “progenitor”. And the germination rate of their seeds is much better than that of purchased ones. Probably their freshness affects.


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