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!
Getting Seeds from you Carrots