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Published on July 31st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

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Why They’re Called Heirloom Seeds, and Why You Want Them

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I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I had no idea what made ‘heirloom‘ seeds special (I just thought they were fancy tomatoes). It turns out, most of the commercially available seeds sold at big box hardware and grocery stores are infertile. They’re designed to be infertile so that you – budding farmer that you are – won’t be able to breed your own seeds and grow your own farm. That’s where heirloom seeds come in! Walt Nekrosius, over at EDB’s sister site Insteading, has more on why you want heirloom seeds for your urban garden.

Why Did You Think They Were Called “Heirloom Seeds”? (via Insteading)

Most of us in the Western world get the majority of our food from the local grocery store.  Generally, they are huge buildings that are stocked with an amazing variety of food from across the planet. These massive food stores, however, depend on a…

 

Why Did You Think They Were Called “Heirloom Seeds”? (via Insteading)

Most of us in the Western world get the majority of our food from the local grocery store.  Generally, they are huge buildings that are stocked with an amazing variety of food from across the planet. These massive food stores, however, depend on a…






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I've been involved in motorsports and tuning since 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the Important Media network. You can find me on Twitter, Skype (jo.borras) or Google+.



3 Responses to Why They’re Called Heirloom Seeds, and Why You Want Them

  1. This is very informative. Now, I know why it is called Heirloom seeds. I learned a lot from this post. Thanks! :-)

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