So, this may seem silly, but as I was weeding the garden today I was thinking about the plants I have growing in there and how to harvest the seeds. A lot of things have the seed right there in the fruit/vegetable. Take tomatoes for example, or pumpkin -- both have easy access to seed inside the produce. But when you slice open a radish, there are no seeds.
Ok - I'm not garden illiterate and I know that if you let the radishes go long enough they will flower ("go to seed"). But I wasn't thinking that right away. But is it easy to harvest the seed. So, I had to go online and check it out. Here's what I found:
So - maybe I'll let a couple plants go to seed just so I can check out the pods. But do I really need to harvest the seeds when it only cost 10 cents for a pack of seeds at Wal-Mart or Big Lots.
I have even bought some of the more expensive packets and they don't produce any better and you just waste your money faster when the seeds are drowned out. I guess I could see buying the more expensive brands if you want a particular variety or some lesser know veggie.
So - now what about lettuce. Does that get flowers and go to seed? I read a post online about varities of lettuce that self-seed. Wouldn't that be nice if every veggie did that. I wouldn't have to till up the whole thing anymore.