hybrid vs. airloom seeds

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hybrid vs. airloom seeds

Post#1 » Sat Feb 08, 2003 5:33 pm

If you want variety, superior flavor, unusual colors and shapes and unique histories, heirloom gardening is a wonderful alternative to growing the F1 hybrids featured predominately by many large seed companies.

Storbought hybrids produce seeds that cant be replanted so you buy more

As a home gardener, you can make a difference simply by growing heirlooms and helping to keep the genetic reservoir well stocked for future generations.


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Post#2 » Mon Feb 10, 2003 3:32 am

cross pollination allows copyrighted genetics to give someone rights to take your crops for having copyrighted dna

so they will just steal all the free stuff

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Post#3 » Fri Feb 28, 2003 10:00 pm

There are many seed companies that sell only heirloom varieties and have NO GMO policies. One company is FEDCO seeds out of Maine, they have a web site at www.fedcoseeds.com (I think). Another good seed company is Nicholos Garden Nursery out of Albany Oregon, they have taken a strong stand also (though by far FEDCO has for several years adopted a strict organic policy). I also believe that Territorial Seed Company may also be an option though I have never bought from them before. Their web addy is, www.territorial-seed.com.
In the past I have had some luck with saving certain seeds, and have known people that have saved all their seeds and had great luck.

Hope this helps.........

God bless

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