Monday, July 6, 2009

How the heck do I get a seed from a cabbage???

Okay, in another departure from my backyard insanity, here is a link I think anyone who grows their own veggies can use.

It gives all the details on how to save your own seeds.

Anyone that enjoys gardening, fresh veggies and knowing exactly where their food comes from, then saving seeds is the next step in your evolution.

There are many many seed vendors out there. Some are wonderful and follow all the organic practices set down by law, but then there are those that skirt the issue and then there are others that really don't care what we put in our bodies as long as the make a sale and make money. Rather than get myself into trouble and start calling corporations with lots of money names, I suggest you all watch:
The Future of Food.

Here is a link to their site:

Breifly, from the site, "THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade."

Watch it and be prepared to be terrified. Also don't forget to check out Food,inc. If you really want to know where your food comes from, watch that movie. It's probably playing at an "art" house near you. Movies like this rarely get wide release because various powers that be would suddenly have to answer a lot of very uncomfortable questions. They can't have that now, can they?

I"m sorry, I've sort of wondered off topic regarding saving seeds. On the above site regarding seeds, it breaks it down into easy to read and follow basics for a variety of seeds. I mean really, how does one get seeds from an onion? This link shows you how.

So seed, grow, harvest, eat, compost, then start it all over again.

There are only a few things that make me tear up: The national anthem, huge amounts of money wasted on making really crappy movies and how the earth provides for us. No cracks. We take care of the earth, it takes care of us. It's really that simple.

Be kind to your soil and it will be so happy to please you in return. It's sort of like this really gigantic puppy that poops bad analogy, but you get the idea.

Take care and remember, Green is good!!

1 comment:

ur sib said...

Went to the site and watched the trailer for The Future of Food. Flounder genes are put into genetically altered tomatoes to help them survive the cold weather? eew, how gross is that. Will look for Food, Inc. too. Thanks for sharing all this good information. Great post! I still have to find out how to get a seed from an onion tho...