Why Heirloom Veggies Are Better For Homesteading
It is more than avoiding GMOs – heirloom veggies are better for the backyard homestead.
“There are two ways that heirloom seeds save money; they cost less than their hybrid counterparts, and you can save the seeds from year-to-year, thereby cutting seed costs. Hybrid seeds are the result of deliberately crossing different varieties (think labor intensive), so they’re typically more expensive than open-pollinated seed. Also, because they’re crossed, seeds from hybrids do not breed true, and can’t be saved from year-to-year. Seed companies promote the hybrids because they’re more profitable; but, heirlooms are generally more economical for home gardens. “