I can't believe I am already thinking about my summer garden! It is actually time to start a few seeds indoors and begin working the soil to prepare the beds for spring.
Before all that begins, however, I have to start with the foundation. The seeds. Where I purchase seeds is vital. I always choose seeds from seed savers exchange. They are a little pricey, but they are safe seeds. Meaning they are not genetically modified or owned in any way by Monsanto.
I haven't been outspoken a lot in this space about Monsanto, but I do have a disdain for the company. I believe they are destroying America one seed at a time. Below are four tips and resources to help you find a safe seed company that fits your needs.
taken from The Healthy Home Economist blog
- Avoid buying from the seed companies affiliated with Monsanto. The link is a list of these seed companies
- Buy from this list of companies Monsanto HASN’T bought and are not affiliated or do business with Seminis
- Avoid certain heirloom varieties because Monsanto now apparently owns the names. This article lists the seed varieties to avoid
- Ask seed companies if they have taken the Safe Seed Pledge. The link lists companies that have done so
What are your plans for your garden this year?