Why do we continue to add heirlooms and we do we not carry hybrids?
From our article WHAT IS AN HEIRLOOM SEED? (2013),
For us, Heirloom Seeds are very important. It is preserving natural history. Did you know that at one time there were 288 Beet varieties available commercially? Now there are 17! How about Sweet Corn? In 1903 there were 307 varieties and now there are 12 varieties available. This is sad, scary and maddening all at the same time. We have lost 93% of seed varieties in 110 years. They are gone!
We are protectors of seed diversity! We will continue to protect heirloom seed varieties and pass then down to the next generation.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom seed variety has been saved and passed down from generation to generation. These seeds have been carefully cultivated and are considered a great value to the recipient. Some say an heirloom variety is 50 years old or more. Some heirloom varieties have been passed down for over 100 years and others for over 400 years.
An heirloom is not a hybrid or gmo.
NEW SEEDS added TODAY!
Organic kelp meal is ascophyllum nodosum, which is widely recognized as one of the finest marine plants available for agriculture today
It is suitable for all crops and applications, and can be mixed with most soil conditioners and fertilizers
We've added a few really neat combo packs and starter packs at Mary's Heirloom Seeds. These are great for beginners, homesteaders & educators. Combo packs and Kits make great gifts!
Includes Seeds, coconut pellets, plant markers and growing instructions
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