Sustainable Gardening in our Continually Surprising Climate
Seed saving, growing next year’s crop from seed saved from a previous harvest, is as old as agriculture. It’s the future too.
Passing Peak Oil in 2006 (see 2008-02_EWG_Oil_Report.) means that industrial agriculture’ petrochemical-dependent hybrids and GM creations will become less and less viable as oil prices rise. Seed saved from the best performing plants in local crops is the simplest way of adapting those crops as the climate changes
Hybrids never adapt – or come true from saved seed. That’s the whole point of them.
Seed are often just as fascinating, as beautiful or as striking as adult plants. Enjoy the future.
Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum
Forest Red Gum E tereticornis
Home grown peanut, Arachis hypogea
Ipomoea carnea (syn. Ipomoea fistula) a shrub-like species of Morning Glory
Jatropha multifida Coral Plant
Kale Brassica oleracea acephala Russian Red
Kurrajong Brachychiton populneus dusted with sulphur