Tuesday, February 28, 2012

From seeds to plants to questions

My cauliflower and broccoli sprouted within a week after I planted them in pots, claiming their place as my first green babies of the gardening season and putting a joyous song in my heart. Spring is coming!

Just as I was rejoicing in the start of the gardening season, I received an e-mail from a friend that caused me to wonder about the seeds I’ll plant next. I ordered this year from three different companies. Two of those choices I made intentionally because I value them as respected sources. A third company I ordered from because I had a money-saving coupon.

Then I clicked onto my friend’s link to an Inspiration Green post about avoiding Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds. I've read about some of Monsanto's practices previously and didn't feel good about them. Did I unwittingly buy some of them? And does it matter?

I am no expert on this topic so I leave you to read further and decide where it is best to purchase your seeds. I prefer to avoid genetically-modified foods so I’ll be doing some research to find out more about the source of my seeds. I’ll also make a note about who to avoid ordering from in the future.

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to digging my hands into more potting soil to plant my next batch of seeds.

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