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best type of seed because these seeds are capable of reproducing themselves. You
can save the seeds from these plants, let them dry off, store them in plastic
bags, and use them the following year.
Hybrid seeds, even though they are open-pollinated seeds, do
not always reproduce true to type. The hybrid seeds will grow, but you might
have some variance in your results, so if you want the exact same type of plant,
it is usually necessary to buy new seed every year. The company will usually
identify those hybrid seeds which do reproduce true to type.
Heritage seeds (H) are a little more difficult to find, for they
are not necessarily sold in mainstream seed catalogs.
Heritage seeds have been passed down from generation to
generation and are usually a collector's item. These organic seeds are
generally sold through small seed companies and seed saving organizations who
try their best to keep them in circulation to preserve a diminishing genetic
diversity. Often people who are interested in heritage seed will find other
people who are willing to exchange seeds and thus grow their little
If interested in conservation, preservation, and enhancement of
the diversity of open-pollinated plants where members are encouraged to save and
exchange seeds, please contact one of the following for more information:
Seeds of Diversity Canada, SoDC, Box 36, Stn. Q, Toronto ON M4T
2L7; voice mail (905) 623-0353 OR
Seed Savers Exchange, a large US organization that promotes seed
saving, at SSE, 3026 North Winn Road, Decorah IA 52101 USA.
You can Google "organic seeds + your location" to find a garden water gun close to you where you can
find companies who grow and sell seeds for those interested in only organic
gardening, the best way to produce big, healthy, nutritious vegetables.