Planting heritage seeds at home is an efficient way to ensure our future. With so
many plants and species going extinct today, growing a simple heritage plant can
make all the difference. The more heritage plants we grow in our gardens, the
more we are helping to preserve the different varieties and therefore
guaranteeing their existence for many decades to come.
Heritage seeds, also known as heirloom seeds, have been handed down for
several centuries by our forefathers. They were derived from true-to-type plants,
or plants that have not been crossbred with other varieties so that they retain the
specific characteristics of their parent plants. Our ancestors grew these unique
and organic heirloom varieties, methodically saved the seeds, and passed them
on so that future generations can also plant and benefit from them.
Thanks to their unbelievable efforts, we’re now able to enjoy hundreds of
heirloom seeds and varieties that are not just better for our health but also much
safer for the environment. Now it's our turn to return the favor by saving these
heritage seeds and handing them down to the succeeding generations.
After all, we all want the best for our children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, don’t we? We want them to experience the many wonders of
heirloom plants especially since they’re good for them.
As you know, heirloom crops are undoubtedly much fresher and tastier because
they’re grown organically. This means they’re free of pesticides, toxins and other
chemicals that are dangerous to one’s wellbeing.
Heritage seeds and vegetables also never go through any kind of genetic
modification, unlike the GMO seeds out there. GMOs undergo many tests in
laboratories and their genes are often altered to achieve a certain result.
However, the modification process is not always safe.
On the other hand, heritage seeds and vegetables are non-GMO, non-hybrid,
naturally-pollinated, organic and pesticide-free, so you’re guaranteed of healthy
crops that are safe to consume. They’re clearly the best choice for our families
compared to their mass-produced counterparts at the supermarket.
As you can see, heritage seeds are great for our future so we must do everything
we can to cultivate and preserve them. You can help keep the tradition of
preserving heritage seeds alive by planting them in your home garden today! It’s
not only the practical thing to do but it’s also our responsibility to the
environment as well as to the general health of humankind.