If you are a gardener, or even aspiring
I am no expert in the arena of gardening but I have to say that growing my own food has always been an attractive idea. And truly, if done properly, the best way to ensure that you are eating non-GMO produce.
The word “heirloom” means “a valuable object that is owned by a family for many years and passed from one generation to another” (Merriam-Webster). I believe that this definition will take on a place of greater and greater importance as the percentage of our food supply that becomes GMO increases. Heirloom seeds are indeed of great value because they are untainted, and may very well be the only way that we are able to return to a healthy food supply.
Heirloom varieties are the best because they are guaranteed non-GMO, and the seeds can be harvested and saved for next years’ crop. I am very excited to tell you that there are still several sources of heirloom seeds available on the internet.
Where to buy
Heirloom Seeds is my favorite website because they have such a wide variety of seeds, including vegetables, flowers, herbs, melons and even gourds. They also offer books and gardening supplies for your every need on their site. Don’t let the thought of an heirloom garden scare you. It is a delightful and rewarding venture.
Burpee Provides non-GMO Hybrids
Burpee Gardening is a well-known name in the gardening industry, as they have been in business since 1876. They have maintained a line of Heirloom Seeds and Plants, as well as creating their own hybrid varieties. Their selection is broad, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and perennials. The organic section contains mostly hybrid seeds that have been grown organically.
If I were looking to grow a season one-year garden, I would shop the Organic Gardening Seeds and Supplies section of Burpee. I have always had great growing success with Burpee seeds, and choosing organic means that pesticide exposure has been avoided.
In true fashion, I have also found the gardening tips on their website very helpful. There is a wonderful section for new gardeners, and a lot of information on how to plant a garden and make it as successful as possible.
Gardening supplies you cannot live without you will find on Burpee’s website. From small items like gloves and shovels to Greenhouses to protect your seedlings and plants from harsh weather at Burpee.com!