Time to get Your Garden Seeds for 2016

It is that time of year again. The garden seed catalogs are coming in the mail with those beautiful pictures of seeds. Even though we here at GardenSeeds.org do not sell seeds, we want to encourage you to buy heirloom and landrace garden seeds for your garden this year.  We have listed several Heirloom Seed Companies on our website.  http://gardenseeds.org/seed-companies/

Fava Beans
Fava Beans

 

Heirloom garden seeds can provide you with vegetables that have more flavor and nutrition.   As an added bonus you can save the seeds from your best heirloom plants to plant again next year.  Some of the seed companies that we have listed also sell landrace garden seeds.  We cannot say enough about landrace seeds.  They have greater genetic diversity, and therefore can adapt better to new growing conditions.  They can adapt better to new pests and diseases as well, and they can have different nutritional value.

Beans on the Rocks
Beans on the Rocks

Basswood is going to markets in Guatemala buying landrace garden seeds for us to plant in our gardens in the spring.

Guatemalan Paper Money
Guatemalan Paper Money

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