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Originally posted by Schkeptick
Do some research on organic growing - and also realize that "organic" seeds are not the same as "non-gmo" seeds. They're two different things (many on ATS don't seem to realize). You have to search for "old" seeds.
A doctor told me once that a peach in the 1950s had 50x as much nutrition as a peach today. All the modifications and breeding to make them bigger, prettier, bug-resistant - have made them less nutritious. When you grow old foods with old seeds and organically, you won't get supermarket-looking foods. They'll be smaller, you'll have to cut out bad spots - and you'll be healthier.
Originally posted by SerialLurker
A doctor told me once that a peach in the 1950s had 50x as much nutrition as a peach today.
Originally posted by thegoods724
I live in portland oregon as well, I am starting a garden myself for the first time, I tried to use as many organic seeds as possible, although if you can find organic starts thats the best way to go since starting the plant from the seed can be difficult, but I used a green house to help. You need to wake your family up, its important, mine is pretty ignorant but i dont have kids. Just get things that claim they are organic, should be ok, your real worry will be the rain, probably has radiation from fukishima, thats what i am thinking, but the weather this year has kinda sucked for some plants, and make sure to space your plants properly alot of people dont do that correctly and well, they lose there plants.