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Sunday, May 24, 2009
Weed Out The Hybrid Seeds...
I enjoy reading and learning about non-hybrid seeds. Ultimately, I wish to grow only heirlooms, or open-pollinated seeds in my garden. Because many seed companies have patents on their hybrid seed, it makes the consumer dependent upon repurchasing seeds year after year from the vendor.
I am teaching my daughter how to grow her own seed collection. We have a lovely garden suitcase and hope to fill it with interesting heirlooms from around the world.
If you order some of the free seed catalogs I have mentioned in previous articles, you can learn all about hybrid and heirloom seeds. Knowledge is worth it's weight in gold. Here are a few more useful websites with very good information about the importance of purchasing non-hybrid seeds.
In order for families to be completely self-sufficient in their gardens, seed saving should be introduced in the early stages of planting. Seed saving is nothing new. Afterall, our ancestors never had the luxury of shopping a local garden center to purchase a dozen different hybrid cord seeds. They treated Mother Earth with respect and saved seeds from her gracious gifts of bountiful harvests.
Use non-hybrid seeds and save big bucks in this year's garden By Jackie Clay