Back to my original idea, organic seed, It is that time of year, and an exciting time of year as far as I am concerned, with the seed catalogs coming often and filling our mailboxes. Those catalogs and a nice, hot cup of tea in the afternoon can really get the planting fever surging. I have found a really great resource to buy organic seed and know that it is GMO free. The Non-GMO Sourcebook is a great place to find companies that use Non-GMO products. I was lucky enough to find a seed company right here in my area. I can't wait to go and visit them and see what they have by way of seed for my garden.
I will be honest, a few years ago my husband was on about heirloom seed and organic seeds, and I was on about saving money and getting seed that I could within my budget. This is very tempting when you can pick up flower and vegetable seeds at Walmart and Dollar General for a few cents a pack. Now, I am very picky about my seeds and want to know that the food I am growing and that my family is consuming is healthy, viable organic seed. When I am tempted to cut corners to be more frugal one of Joel Salatin's quotes comes to mind "If you think organic food is expensive, have you priced cancer lately." This rings so true in my head and it really keeps me focused on growing healthy produce that my family eats. We have to take responsibility for what we eat and feed our families. The best way to do this is to start with the best seed we can in our gardens. Do you use heirloom and organic seed in your garden?