We're growing horseradish! (And lots of it.) I think we're supposed to wait until next year to harvest roots, though, since I just planted them in the spring. I should try some leaves cooked while I have the chance. We're supposed to get a hard freeze tonight.
We're also growing sunroots (planted in the spring of 2018). I can start harvesting them within a few days, I think.
Yes! True seeds from flowers (not from tubers or roots). I started the seeds in the spring of 2018. They're pretty easy to grow. I just started them early like tomatoes and transplanted them in the spring. It looks like my plants set seed, this year (I'm not sure that they did last year, however). I just harvested all the dried flower pods. I still need to find a way to get the seeds out of the dried flowers in good time, though. Maybe put them in a bag and roll it thoroughly with a rolling pin?
Post by desertwoman on Nov 19, 2019 9:07:25 GMT -5
A hammer or mallet has worked for me. Vokar , I've also heard of some who use a food processor, but I've not tried that, so I don't know how well it works. They say to use the pulse button for just a second or two- long enough to break the pod but not grind the seeds.
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