Learn why it’s important to save seeds, what type of seeds to save and where to source them.
Have you tried raising seeds but they failed to germinate successfully? It may be due to one of these five common causes.
Raising Seeds: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid
1. Choosing Unsafe Food Seeds
- Did you know the majority of seeds (non-certified organic and some heirloom and open-pollinated brands) are sprayed with fungicides? This chemical process is used to stop rodents and insects from eating the seeds during storage. GMO (genetically modified) seeds are also creeping into our food system. Read the packets carefully when buying your seeds. Look for wording like “Certified Organic” and “Non-GMO”.