Monday, September 5, 2011
Here's something different.
You see I've known for ages that you can bung an onion back into the soil after it has been harvested and stored and it will start growing again and go on to produce viable seed.
So when I came home from the supermarket with a hand full of purple dutch carrots I had a flash of inspiration and thought to myself, 'I wonder if I bung a couple of these back into the soil if they would start growing again and go on to produce viable seed?'
So I bunged them into the soil never expecting anything to happen except for them to go rotten in the ground.
These are carrots that were harvested I don't know how long ago and they have been kept in cold storage for I don't know how long hence my low expectations. But as you can see from the photo this is the result about four or five (I didn't make a note of when I planted them) weeks later and they are looking like they will go on to produce seed which I'll then use to plant more of these yummy carrots.
For me all I can say is if you don't know if something will or won't work at least give it a go and see what happens, you might be surprised like I have been.
If you stumble across this post then you can click here for a progress report.
Cheers and here's to heaps of purple dutch carrot seeds,