Register your organic vegetable seeds, a number of advantages. Growing organic vegetables from seed to save money and at the same time, you will contribute to the diversity of the seeds for future generations.
Since the supply of commercial seeds genetically engineered to be refined, heirloom or heritage plants are rare. The simple truth is that more and more species and more other vegetables means less risk of disease. In the nineteenth century, a scourge of the potato was directly responsible for the Irish famine, which led to the deaths of over one million people.
Could it happen again?
Worldwide, gardeners need to worry about the loss of diversity in seed production. One problem was the establishment of gene banks in different parts of the world, but there is no guarantee that these deposits could be the seeds of war, economic crisis or natural disaster to survive.
Now, however, duplicate samples, or "reserve", copies of seeds in gene banks around the world have been stored away in an underground cave on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the Arctic islands of Svalbard stored remotely. The Seed Vault is now offering an insurance against the loss of seeds in gene banks, as well as a refuge for seeds in case of a larger regional or global crises.
Seed diversity is extremely important, and organic gardeners all over the world can play their part in preserving our heritage seeds to play.
Tips for collecting seeds
If you have a variety of plants in your garden, is a good idea to keep your collection of seeds, which are more expensive to limit are to be collected easily, be it special varieties. No need to waste time collecting and storing seeds, which are cheap and easy to buy from seed merchants.
Large seeds such as peas, beans, and beans are heavy and bulky and expensive to purchase but are certainly easier to collect and store. Choose the best plants the seeds go through as entering plants, the seeds too early.
If you collect peas and beans, leave them to dry the plant before harvest. If the weather is wet, take the whole plant and hang it somewhere to dry.
Plants that produce plants without interference, the foundation of your organic garden will be. When the seedlings appear, mulch to stop weeds and add fertilizer such as manure or dried chicken manure liquid. When the seedlings are strong enough, they can be transplanted to other parts of the garden. Plant crops themselves easily include carrots, scallions, parsley, parsnips, turnips and celery.
Your seed is your best insurance and they are stored and "banked" for the future of your garden.
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