Heirloom Seeds: Our Garden Heritage

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Heirloom seeds have been meticulously preserved by our ancestors throughout the years so we can enjoy more plant varieties today. Saving heirloom seeds is one of the many legacies they imparted to us, and it is only right that we keep our garden seeds heritage alive. Find out how you can help by reading this presentation!

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Heirloom Seeds: Our Garden Heritage

  1. 1. HEIRLOOM SEEDS: OUR GARDEN HERITAGE
  2. 2. Gardening has been around for a very long time, dating even way back to the prehistoric times. Of course the garden styles back then were still quite primitive, but one thing remains the same to this day—and that is the use of seeds.
  3. 3. Over the centuries, people have depended on seeds to cultivate plants. Long before agriculture became heavily industrialized, we had more varieties of fruits and vegetables to choose from.
  4. 4. The tradition was to preserve seeds from the best crops and then plant them in small farms or at home. They would then be passed down from one generation to the next in order to retain the traits of the special crops. Today, these seeds are better known as heirloom seeds—which are a huge part of our garden seeds heritage.
  5. 5. Heirloom Seeds: Our Garden Heritage These seeds have been meticulously preserved by our ancestors throughout the years so we can enjoy more plant varieties today. Saving heirloom seeds is one of the many legacies they imparted to us, and it is only right that we keep this wonderful tradition alive.
  6. 6. Our Garden Heritage Produces Better Crops Another good reason to preserve our garden heritage is so we can keep eating fresher and juicier crops compared to the bland, commercialized types sold in most groceries.
  7. 7. Heirloom plants are significantly tastier than mass-produced varieties, and if we want to keep it this way, then we should uphold our garden seeds heritage by growing more heirloom plants at home.
  8. 8. Our Garden Heritage Helps Prevent Famines But the most important reason to keep our garden heritage is simple: if we don’t, we end up losing the diverse plant varieties we have! Heard about the Irish Potato Famine in the mid-1800s? Around 1 million people died because they completely relied on a single potato variety that was unfortunately infected by potato blight that killed 1/3 of the population.
  9. 9. Although famines of a large scale as that don’t happen anymore in our time, we still need to have as many fruit and vegetable types as possible so we can avoid food shortages and keep passing them to future generations.
  10. 10. This is why we have many seedbanks around the world so we’ll always have reserves in case a particular variety gets destroyed during a catastrophic event.
  11. 11. Take Part in Our Garden Seeds Heritage Now! Now that you know the essence of maintaining our garden seeds heritage, you can join in this remarkable tradition by planting heirloom seeds in your own backyard! You will see just how easy they are to grow and how rewarding their harvests can be. Every seed you sow can help keep our garden seeds heritage alive, so your effort counts.

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