Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Saving seeds will save your life.

listen to this great podcast to learn all about why and how to save seeds. God has given us the gift of life and the abundance of nature's produce for us to enjoy, food should be free and it's supposed to be, but today corporations are trying to take away the right from people to save their own seeds and grow their own food, take matters in your own hands! buy seeds while you can, growing your own food is like growing your own money in your back yard, it should be elligal, I won't be surprised if it will be one day...

Episode-1054- The How, What and Why of Saving Seeds [ 1:24:26 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download
There is Magic Within Seeds but Saving Them Isn't Mystical
There is Magic Within Seeds but Saving Them Isn’t Mystical
I was talking with Ben Falk of Whole Systems Design yesterday about how more and more small seed companies are now buying at least some seed from companies associated with the ilk of Monsanto.
Ben was pretty shocked to hear the Johnny’s Selected Seeds is buying some of their seeds from Semanis, which is owned by Monsanto.
There is a lot of fear about GMO contamination both legitimate and ridiculous specifically when the word Monsanto comes up.
The best solution is to save your own seeds but we are going to also discuss how to know who you can trust when buying seeds and times where you simply do not have to worry about GMO at all.
Join me today to hear about…
  • What is “the safe seed pledge” and why should you care
  • Why we need to be saving seeds in the first place
  • Breeding improvements vs. hybrids vs. GMO (all three are different)
  • Exchanging seeds – a great form of barter
  • The easy plants to save seed from – beans, lettuce, peppers, tomatoes
  • Separation rules – why they exist and not stressing them
  • Staggering pollination times to create effective separation
  • Herbs and unusual plants are often easy to save for and over looked
  • Storing your seeds once they are harvested (is cold storage a good idea)
  • How to clean your seeds, what you need, what you don’t need
  • Growing your own hybrids – hybrids are not always bad
  • How to hand pollinate and ensure purity with squashes and melons, etc
  • Saving root crops like garlic, potatoes, sweet potatoes for replanting
  • The rewards of regionally adapted plants
  • Breeding for any and all traits, it really isn’t hard

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