Beets and turnips.
See Hes wrote:the question is what plant you want to force to produce seeds?
Yes, beets are biennial, as are turnips. The word "forcing" refers to making them bolt out of their usual time period. I'll be leaving a few in the soil over winter, and keeping more inside to be replanted in the spring, but I would feel much more comfortable if I had a few seeds in case those fail, which is entirely possible.
Anne Miller wrote:I read that you can get seeds from beets in their second season. I did not go to the website but it was:
sowtrueseed at .com
I used "how to make beets go to seed" in google.
Not long term, no. This is an attempt to make sure I get seeds if the other processes fail. I haven't been able to get beet seeds for years, and then it was a few that bolted after a deep freeze. Those I've kept over the winter never succeeded, and those left in the ground survived but rotted in the spring.
Burra Maluca wrote:Beets usually make a big root the first year, then seed the second year.
I think if you try to force them to bolt the first year, it won't be terribly successful. And the few that you do succeed with will then be far more likely to have offspring that bolt easily instead of putting their effort into making a root. You'd be effectively selecting for not producing the root. Which might not be what you want long term!
Lauren Ritz wrote:...... This is an attempt to make sure I get seeds if the other processes fail. I haven't been able to get beet seeds for years, and then it was a few that bolted after a deep freeze. .....