Thursday, July 22, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Part of the fun of having a vegetable garden is the anticipation. First in the planning of what to grow…lettuce? Chard? Kale? Squash? Tomatoes? What kinds? How many? Then the trip to the nursery for seeds and starts.

But have you ever thought about where those seeds come from?

Frank Morton, an organic seed producer in Philomath, Oregon, has some valuable insights into the world of seeds. You can also look at an animated chart showing the seed industry structure from Phil Howard, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University. Food for thought!

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