An Heirloom Seed is an open-pollinated seed that has been saved and grown over a long period of time, usually at least 50 years, then passed down from family to family by the gardeners who saved them. Over time a trusted seed variety becomes a treasured commodity, a family Heirloom. Many people love heirloom vegetables for their beautiful colors and delicious taste.
When a seed is open-pollinated it can be pollinated by wind, insects, birds and even humans, leaving it open to be cross pollinated with plants different from the original plant, creating a new plant that is not true to the parent.
A Hybrid Seed is the result of deliberately cross breading two entirely different species or varieties of plants, with the goal of creating a new variety with certain traits, such as the ability to withstand long storage times, or doesn’t bruise easily when shipped. Most if not all of the produce sold in supermarkets are the result of this hybridization.
While hybrid seeds are great for growing produce that is good at getting to market, it is not without its draw backs. For example: have you ever had a tomato from the supermarket that tasted as good as one you could grow in your own garden? I have found that even a poorly home grown tomato tastes better than, store bought. Hybrid vegetables just do not taste as delicious as heirlooms…
Seeds of the Month Club
If you like using Non GMO Heirloom Seeds and getting presents all year long, you might enjoy joining the Seeds of the Month Club. Seeds of the Month Club Members receive 8 packages of Seeds their first month and 4 packages each month for the rest of the year. That is a total of 52 packages of seeds, now if that doesn’t get your seed collecting gene going I do not know what will. As a member of the Seeds of the Month Club member you will be sent seeds based on your growing zone. The seeds will be open-pollinated, non-gmo, heirloom varieties, most of the seeds will come from the Willamette Valley Oregon. As a club member there are some other benefits that include 25% off Vegetable Gardening Products from the online store, and Free Shipping…
To Learn More Go To The Seeds of the Month Club Page… Click Here!
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by Mike Podlesny
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