You can pay big bucks for a small bag of seeds and to experience disappointment or it will not at all, or they do not germinate. So often gardeners grow the seeds themselves, using proven varieties.
The soil under the plants from which you plan to collect seeds should not be too much fertilizer. Otherwise they zanezhatsya their growing season will increase (to be a lot of green mass), and the seeds do not have time to ripen.
On the seeds can leave only high-quality plants. Seeds obtained from the hybrids (the packaging of hybrid plants have letter P), can be very far from the quality of the original plant. Before leaving liked to plant seeds, make sure it is a varietal.
Maintain recommended for your area planting dates this type of plant in the open ground. Large variations in light and temperature conditions may prevent you from getting good seeds.
Store seeds properly. Low temperatures for vegetable crops are not dangerous. But high humidity can destroy them.
Carrots, beets and other.
Carrots, beets, radishes, Turnip have a two-year development cycle. You can get them only in the second year after harvest and winter storage. Choose the best fit for the smooth and beautiful tubers of medium size. Cut the tops of 1-3 cm above the root, and then place it on the storage apart from the rest. Be on the safe side for a few pieces of each type.
Choose the best spring and leave for 2 weeks in the light. In late April — early May when the soil warms up, the roots are planted in the ground. At this time, there are already regrown greens.
When a flower arrow ripe seeds, they are harvested by hand, enjoy tied with gauze or cut hands and hung to matured. It all depends on the weather. The seeds must be dry. For drying suit any clean, dry place.
In this way, harvest the seeds of carrots, beets, celery, parsley root, turnips, radishes, cabbage.
Cabbage seeds formed in the second year. It is not always possible to keep the head intact before landing. When he began to deteriorate, cut the damaged area, cut off the head of cabbage with a lot of leaf and stalk, wrap in a paper bag and store in the refrigerator. You can put it in a flower pot, and then transplanted to a permanent place.
Note that on the remaining stalks should be preserved leaf and flower buds. It is not necessary to clean it, you’re not going to eat it …
Radish, daikon, green radish.
The seeds of these crops can be obtained in the first year of planting. Often, due to weather conditions the plants emit arrows. But if that does not happen, select a healthy plant is a medium-sized regular shape. Cut the leaves to 1 cm from the root, the root nadsekite. Put the plant to a new location in the fertile soil. After a while, there will be flower stalks, and the seeds will have time to mature.
Many gardeners to speed up the process designed to clean planting seeds for 3 days in the refrigerator.
Of the arrows.
In the bulb of garlic arrows are formed, which are planted before winter. During the summer they grow into large enough odnozubki. Already have obtained the normal garlic with teeth. Odnozubki easy to clean, so many specially bred for their preparations.
With onion blackie arrows collected seeds (they are black). From them grow onion sets. From Seva planted next year, grows onion turnip. To shed their seeds, you can tie gauze or an inflorescence pull onion, when it begins to turn yellow pen and hang to ripened seeds.
Cucumber seeds are selected from well-ripened fruit from the yellow-brown skin. Cucumber cut lengthwise, remove the seeds with the pulp is placed in a small container and allowed to ferment for several days. After this they are washed and spread out to dry.
Seeds of other pumpkin is removed and washed immediately, and then spread out to dry. Sometimes they are simply dried.
Seeds selected from well-ripened soft flesh with the fruit. They are allowed to ferment for a week, then washed and dried.
Important! Store the seeds in a cool, dark and dry place. Better — in cloth bags or paper bags, which is the name of culture, variety (if known), and the time of collection.