The Importance of Non-Hybrid Seeds
Non-Hybrid or Open-Pollinated seeds
allow the gardener to collect seeds from a crop for future planting.
Hybrid seeds do not. All Heirloom Organics Seed Packs are 100%
Non-Hybrid AND Non-GMO (genetically modified) and specially sealed for long term storage. Use now AND save for emergency. All from the same hermetically sealed pack!
Our Specialty Packs represent the depth of our expertise in
seeds, vegetables and herbs, as we bring to you an amazing selection of
100% non-hybrid seed packs for your every need. From exotic Chilis to
Livestock grazing we have it all.
Both home and professional sets of herbs for the Kitchen and the
Medicine cabinet. Collector series seed sets like Heirloom Tomato, Chili
Fruit. True preparedness series like Drying Beans and Grains Packs.
Rapid and table-fresh packs like the Salad and Sprouting Seeds packs.
Form the luxurious packs like the Tea Garden and useful Packs like the
Utility Garden and Livestock Feed & Forage packs.
Heirloom Organics Non-Hybrid Seed Packs
Heirloom Organics Non-Hybrid Seed Packs are the sustainable gardening choice of home, homestead and professional gardeners
throughout North America. Whether you are in the city, suburbs or
country, Heirloom Organics Seed Packs are designed with your specific
space, light and nutritional needs in mind.
The Seed Vault is for emergency backup and 1 or 2-person use. The Family Pack is for larger family yards and seed storage. The Homestead and Farm Packs are for large properties, groups and investment-grade seed purchase. The Specialty Packs cover a wide variety of specialty needs.
For an overview of Heirloom Organics Non-Hybrid Seed packs, see our seed pack comparison chart. If you are shopping seed suppliers, or are new to the subject on Non-Hybrid Seeds, read our guide: 7 Things You Should Know When Buying Non-Hybrid Seeds.
1, Long-Term Seed Storage
Heirloom Organics uses the VAULT™ Method
of seed preparation for long term storage, supplying up to twice the
shelf-life of “normal” seeds. Then we hermetically seal them for maximum
“viability” (germination rate) over the longest possible period of time. The USDA National Seed Storage Lab
first pioneered these methods. Now we are able to use these methods for
your serious home storage of seeds. Then your seeds are secured in
re-sealable containers so you can use some now & store the rest!
2, Nutritional Integrity
Many vegetables today lack nutrition from over-hybridization.
Recent tests are showing that many of the vegetables, grains and other
produce you buy, INCLUDING ORGANIC PRODUCE, are nutrient-deficient. If
you want to truly be in charge of your nutritional intake, you must home
garden. If you want the higher nutrition of original varieties you must use non-hybrids.
3, Economic security and independence
Growing your own
food, now, is becoming an economic necessity for many. Even those in
cities are growing food on their balconies and rooftops and in suburban
backyards. 2011 will likely become known as the year America returns to home gardening (see Victory Gardens of WWII) as a way of defending against the hostile adversary of an economic downturn!
4, Security of Food Supply
Securing the nation’s food supply against the
“invasion” of GM (genetically modified) and over-hybridization of foods
is coming down to the backyard garden. Yours and ours. It is our
patriotic duty to defend the genetic integrity of our food supply by
growing, saving seeds and sharing original varieties.
5, World Food Supply
Put simply, the future of the world's food supply rests in non-hybrid seeds. The push toward hybridization and GM foods is becoming irreversible.
Hybrid food sources are patented and "owned" by the patent-holders. It
is, in fact, a form of patent-infringement to attemptto collect and
plant seeds from many hybrid varieties.
With the advancement of genetically modified plant varieties, the danger of cross-pollination with organic and non-hybrid varieties
is not only possible, it is happening as you read this. If it is
possible for GM vegetables, grains and legumes to cross-pollinate with
organic and non-hybrid varieties, then it’s possible for the food system
to be altered uncontrollably and irreversibly.
7, What We Can Do
Plant gardens now and store for the future.
Plant as many original variety vegetables, fruits and grains as
possible right now and store as many seeds as you can comfortably afford
for your own protection, the protection of your family, neighbors,