Wednesday, December 18, 2013

From Arugula to Zucchini ... Plant Non-GMO Seeds!

Have you read my latest post "What is TPP? How Does it Effect You?"  
The short explanation is that it's a trade agreement between 11 countries.  
A BAD trade agreement.  It makes "Label It" laws and initiatives obsolete.  It means Americans will no longer have the right to know what is in our food due to corporate bullying.

Does this sound like a good thing?  Does it make you want to grow your own food?

There are advantages of growing Heirloom Seeds.  From Mother Earth News:
1. Exceptional taste is the No. 1 reason many gardeners cite for choosing heirloom varieties.
2. Heirloom vegetables are likely to be more nutritious than newer varieties.
3. Many gardeners prefer heirloom vegetables because they are open-pollinated, which means you can save your own seed to replant from year to year. 
4. The fourth advantage of heirloom vegetables is that they are “less uniform” than hybrids, which means they often don’t ripen all at once.
5.heirloom open-pollinated vegetables are almost always less expensive than hybrids.
6. Many heirlooms have wonderful stories of how they came to America.
“A particular variety can stay in a family for many generations and have quite a history,” Kaiser says. “They can be passed down just like other heirlooms — like a grandfather clock.”

Organic Authority sums up my feelings perfectly: "When it comes to flavor, many people say that little compares to heirloom foods. Those big, juicy tomatoes are worlds apart from the dry, mealy offerings in supermarkets. Peppers, melons, squash, lettuces and on, all have taste and flavor some people have never really experienced with food before. And when we eat foods that taste alive and vibrant, it can connect us more deeply to the many reasons that real food is real important."

Growing Your Own Saves Money!!!

Food Security

Variety in produce isn't just fun or a novelty; in the most extreme cases, it can help offset famine. Heirloom advocates point to the Irish potato blight of the 1800s as a prime example of a single crop failure causing the deaths of millions of people. Had more than one kind of potato been planted, the blight specific to that single variety would not have been so devastating, and the starvation deaths would have been far less pervasive.

Heirloom seeds are Non-GMO Seeds.  Not sure about GMOs?  Read What is a GMO?
Not all non-GMO seeds are Heirlooms; Some are Hybrids or cross-breeds.

If you just started following my blog...Here's a quick "About Me"
My name is Mary and I own and operate on online Heirloom Seeds Company.  Mary's Heirloom Seeds offers open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid, non-patented,  untreated, heirloom garden seeds.

I don't sell anything I wouldn't grow in my own garden.  No gmo-franken-seeds!

Stop by and check out Mary's Heirloom Seeds.  
There are over 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom seed Varieties on our website.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask!
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