Heirloom and Open Pollinated Seeds
The Importance heirloom Seeds
Non-Hybrid or Open-Pollinated seeds allow the gardener to collect seeds from a crop for future planting.
Many vegetables today lack nutrition from over-hybridization. Recent tests are showing that many of the vegetables, grains and other produce you buy, INCLUDING ORGANIC PRODUCE, are nutrient-deficient. If you want to truly be in charge of your nutritional intake, you must home garden. If you want the higher nutrition of original varieties you must use non-hybrids. Also using composted humus and natural fertilizers are a must.(See our article on soil deficiencies on our organic gardening page)
Economic security and independence
Growing your own food, now, is becoming an economic necessity for many. Even those in cities are growing food on their balconies and rooftops and in suburban backyards. 2009 will likely become known as the year America returns to home gardening (see Victory Gardens of WWII) as a way of defending against the hostile adversary of an economic downturn!
Security of Food Supply
Securing the nation’s food supply against the “invasion” of GM (genetically modified) and over-hybridization of foods is coming down to the backyard garden. Yours and ours.
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