Encourage botanical diversity with organic seeds, and learn about the potential pitfalls of genetically engineered plants.
The USDA plant hardiness zone map provides a guide to understanding ideal planting and harvesting times for various kinds of crops.
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Seeds from plants grown under organic conditions are more likely to prosper in your organic garden, because the parent plants met the challenges of the environment and prevailed. The plants that produce organic seeds (and the people who grow them) are never exposed to toxic pesticides, and the seeds are free of chemicals. Organic seeds are never the product of genetic engineering, nor can genetically modified substances or risky pollutants be used in their culture. And the best part? Most organic garden seeds are grown by small farmers who specialize in growing a few seed crops extremely well.
The varieties named in this article can be found through these and other seed companies.
• Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
• Botanical Interests
• Fedco Seeds
• High Mowing Seeds
• Johnny’s Selected Seeds
• Salt Spring Seeds
• Seed Savers Exchange
• Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
• Territorial Seed
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