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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:15 pm    Post subject: Sickly seeds and no seeds Reply with quote

Hi
I have grown some carrots, green onions and cilantro/coriander
and i have let some go to seed.

My problem is the coriander seeds are almost flat and turning brown they are not getting fat or round like i have seen in videos and the seeds i planted any ideas?

Also the carrots and green onions just go brown and later the flower dies and there is no sign of any seeds. i have about 8 carrots in seed and about 20 green onions in seed. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All are biennial plants, as far as I know, Gardener Jonny. They grow their leaves and roots this year, but won't set seed until next year.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't abide Coriander as a herb, but it does have lovely flowers. In the 'right' circumstances it flowers easily in the first year, as do carrots and onions.

By 'right' I mean treat 'em mean and keep them dry. A plant under threat will bolt and do it's best to produce flowers and then seeds before it dies. Trouble with this is you don't get a crop and the seeds, produced under stress are not as good as those on a plant that has gone through a more normal life cycle.

I've had parsley and lettuces (and carrots for that matter) go from seedlings to bolted monsters in weeks in a dry summer. Ah remember that - a dry summer? Rolling Eyes

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