Why We Should Save Seeds of Heirloom Edibles

Over the last 10,000 to 15,000 years,

humankind has domesticated cereals and grains, fruits and nuts, and vegetables.

Take the 7,500 known apple cultivars lurking almost all over the world,

the 4,000 different types of potatoes in vegetable plots in the Andes,

to the now nearly lost most splendid variety of collard greens bred up with such care in parts of the USA’s South,

The problem today is that we're stuck with the same old thing offered up by the seed monopolists. And, honestly, why bother with that?

Better to take the time and effort to find some heirloom seeds of cultivars of plants that might thrive in your local climate.