Organic heirloom seeds share a rich ancient history with tales of adventure, discovery and culinary ecstasy that started many generations back. From the time that your very first monthly delivery of GrowJourney organic seeds arrives at your door, you’ll be experiencing the same sense of connectedness to food that do the people who use it all around you. These rich seeds are as varied as the cultures of those who use them. They come from the mountains of the Himalayas, the rainforests of the Amazon, and the coastal lands of Southern California. From China, India and Mexico, to France, Germany and the United Kingdom, these organic gardening tips are going to take you far and wide, with some of the finest food on the planet.
Growing organic heirloom seeds is a way to ensure that you are using truly pure, all-natural ingredients, and that you’re growing foods that are safe and healthy for you, your family and your future. Using certified organic seeds ensures that you are receiving foods that haven’t been exposed to synthetic pesticides or herbicides, and that they’ve been grown under very strict organic guidelines. This is also a great way to ensure that your family get the most nutritional value from the produce that they do eat. Start planning your garden today, by following these organic gardening tips to create the best garden possible.
When it comes to growing organic seeds, one thing that you have to do is select which plant has the highest epigenome (the DNA in plants that determines their growth pattern). Genetically-edited seeds and plants have had specific alterations made to their DNA through genetic manipulation techniques, and these modifications affect not only the genetic makeup but the texture and quality of the plant as well. For example, a plant that is modified to have higher water retention can resist drought more effectively, and thus be able to thrive in drier, more arid conditions than plants that haven’t had any such manipulations done to them. The same is true for insect-resistant plants, which have had their insects genetically-modified so that they are more able to resist harmful pests.
You can save seeds from any variety of heirlooms and introduce them into your garden, but there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. If you plan to use an open-pollinated seed, make sure that it hasn’t been treated with insecticides or herbicides before you introduce it to the garden. Open-pollinated seeds are generally healthier plants because the plant’s natural predators (worms, birds, and other insects) have already eaten them, leaving behind little evidence of their presence. However, if you plan to cross-breed open-pollinated seeds with an annual plant that is not organic, chances are that the annual will not survive the cross-breeding process.
Many food crops are now starting to use genetic engineering to make their plant varieties resistant to certain diseases or pests. This has allowed the introduction of naturally-occurring superfoods, which are organic in nature and therefore organic in their own right. Superfoods are grown in soil and on food crops that are grown in organic gardeners’ gardens. A variety of different types of food crops have been used:
Many people have started planting traditional, organic seeds with their non-organic seed crops. While many gardeners have successfully learned how to control the pests that they have grown with their organic seeds, others still cannot get these pests under control. This is why some organic seed companies have introduced non-organic (and sometimes even organic) superfoods to their lines. These include: black radishes, purple cabbage, turnips, kale, Swiss chard, and more. Most of these food crops can be found in a local grocery store or online.
Organic heirloom seeds provide gardeners with the ability to control the pests and diseases that they have always feared. Non-organic seeds do not offer any type of defense against these. In fact, the only way to control some varieties of insects is by killing them or making them sick before they get to you. It takes a bit of work in order to protect your organic seeds from these pests, but it is worth the effort. Plus, organic seeds provide the nutrients needed by your plants so that they can grow. By using non-organic seeds with your organic garden crops, you may be able to save seeds for next year’s garden.
Organic heirloom seeds also allow you to grow a stronger, healthier plant. There is less chance for disease when the plant grows in an organic environment. As the plant grows older, its immune system becomes stronger. This means that the plant will be able to fight off any form of disease, including bugs. This means that you will have healthier, stronger plants and even fewer bugs on your hands.