posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 10:34 AM
I've been reading some worrying things lately, monsanto creating seeds that have "terminator technology". They create one season of crop and then
they're useless, the seeds from the created plants won't germinate.
At the moment it's a small part of the world this is happening in, but if monsanto want to make more money (and they do) then the logical extension
will be to lobby governments to make farmers use only approved seed outlets. Eventually even the small grower will only have access to terminator
seeds and then we'll be fully under control. Completely at the whim of a corporation, if we want to eat, we ask them, and if we go off the grid then
we'll still have to buy seeds from them.
So i make this plea to everyone, read up on producing your own seeds. I've been doing it for the last 5 years on quite a few crops and i've learnt a
lot. The crops i now grow are from my own seeds mostly, they all come out fine and creating more doesn't take up much space.
I started with beans, these are easy you just let them grow long until they're ready to harvest. Each year i leave 4 runner bean plants to just grow
without harvesting and i get quality seed with a high germination rate. Carrotts, parsnips, onions, all are left to seed and collected each year.
This year i'm going to try and create my own seed potatoes, but apparently they're slightly more complex.
People on this forum talk about self sufficiency, but you aren't self sufficient unless you can create your own seed, give it a try and you won't
regret it. Not to mention the amount you'll save each year on buying seed.