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Irene or anyone else, Where is a good source for buying non-hybrid seeds? How long can you keep them? and any info on seed saving would help. Thanks
-- Jean in No. WI (email@example.com), April 13, 2002
Heirloom vegetables are defined in several ways. Some consider heirlooms to be any vegetable cultivars that have been grown for a certain length of time. Other people consider vegetables to be truly heirlooms only if being passed down by a family or group has preserved them. Heirlooms are always open-pollinated, since hybrid seed can not be maintained by ordinary means. However heirloom vegetables are defined, interest is increasing in our edible heritage. http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC1255.htm
The Heirloom Gardener's Assistant http://www.halcyon.com/tmend/heirloom.htm
Heirloom vegetables varieties for the Home Garden http://www.heirloomedibles.com/heirloomedibles.html
ECOSEEDS (TM) brand = all open-pollinated, non-hybrid, traditional old-fashioned vegetables and herbs for the home garden, selected for the best flavor http://www.batnet.com/rwc-seed/
Growing heirloom vegetables http://www.backyardgardener.com/article/heirloom.html
My grandmother used to say that food doesn't taste the same as it did in her day. http://staffwww.fullcoll.edu/dburke/Torch%20Promo/heirloo.htm
Heirloom vegetables are enjoying a renaissance http://www.allrecipes.com/cb/w2m/weeklyspecials/heirloom/default.asp
Seedsaving and Seedsavers' Resources http://homepage.tinet.ie/~merlyn/seedsaving.html
forum is for the discussion of seed harvesting and storage http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/seedsave/
Seed Saving Tips http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/homegard/seedtips.htm
International Seed Saving Institute http://www.seedsave.org/issi/issi.html
Plant-Specific Seed-Saving Tips http://csf.colorado.edu/perma/stse/plntspec.htm
Seed saving is both simple and practical http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/1329/LSseedsavg.htm
Drought, Rainy Weather, and Seed Saving http://www.perc.flora.org/PEN/1998-07-08/supplement/cleary.html
Some Tips on Seed Saving http://www.indiana.edu/~libwylie/wh-tips.html
seed saving http://dir.yahoo.com/Recreation/Home_and_Garden/Gardening/Seed_Saving/
Tips for Saving Heirloom Seed http://www.rain.org/~sals/seed.html
Seed Saving and Outdoor Overwintering http://frugal-moms.com/gardening/bringingarden4.shtml
Pollination myths and seed saving http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/4DMG/VegFruit/mythseed.htm
-- Peace and Carrots Farm, Vermont (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2002.
I've used Southern Exposure Seed Exchange,and Seed Savers Exchange. I don't mind paying a little extra since I feed it is supporting a good cause. Once you become familiar with HLs and OPs you will recognize them in the bulk seeds at your local feed store and even the seed packets at Wal-mart and such. My favorite place to get seeds is through swapping:) Maybe we could do a swap on the forum. LaDena
-- LaDena,Tx9 (email@example.com), April 13, 2002.
Maybe you can go to wally world, or garden center and if you are very careful, you can still find seed that is not hybrid. I bought a whole bag of seed from americanfreedomnews.com scroll down and you will see there add. Just in case of war or some terriost against our food supply. I got lots of seed for the price, only I live in a hot climate so not sure how well some would do. Any way here is a list of what I got.
Beans, Blue Lake 274,Bush Henderson,
Beet, Detroit Dark Red
Brocolli, Sprouting Calabrese,
Cabbage, Early Jersey Wakefield
Cantaloupe Jumbo Hales Best
Carrot, Nantes Scariet
Cauliflower, Snowball Celery, uc 52/70R
Corn, Truckers Favorite
Cucumber, Homemade Pickles, and Straight Nine
Eggplant, Black Beauty
Lettuce, Great Lakes, Salad Bowl,
Tomatoe, Homestead 24, Rutgers,
Okra, Big un
Onion, Red Burgundy, Sweet Spanish Yellow
Pepper[ sweet], California Wonder,
Spinach, Bloomsdale Long Standing
Squash, Early Prolific, Zuccihini Grey, Butternut Waltham,
Watermelon, Big Crimson,
Pumpkin, Small Sugar,
Peas, Progress No 9
Turnips, Purple Top White Globe
Now there is lots more non hybrids out there, This is just what was offered at that site I gave you. And it was lots of seed. I put away in dry cool place, and will save. What we need now is some one who knows how to gather the seed, and how to plant so we don"t get cross polination, If your out there please post.
-- Irene texas (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2002.
P&C Farms, Thanks for all the sites. It will give me some good reading and researching.
LaDena, I think a seed swap would be great, only I wouldn't have any seeds to swap with.
Irene, I'll check out the site you mentioned but can you pick and choose the seeds you like or do you have to take what they send?
-- Jean in No. WI (email@example.com), April 13, 2002.
Dear Jean, You have to take what they offer. and that is the problem, But if you run into any of these names on your own, heck just buy and put away.
-- Irene texas (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 13, 2002.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds is wonderful - www.rareseeds.com
-- Sharon in NY (email@example.com), April 15, 2002.