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  1. How GMO Literate Are You?

    Courtesy of Roxanne C., Philadelphia PA It's that time of year again when SPIN farmers cuddle up to the fires or their computers to browse seed catalogs. It's also the time social media fire off the question "How do you know if you are buying GMO seeds?" A better question...

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  2. Seed Potatoes

    Courtesy of Wally S., Wally's Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK This is the first year in a while that we did not have to buy seed potatoes. We will be using the ones we kept all winter in the cooler that have had greening. It's a good way to get use...

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  3. Off-beat Seed Sources Provide a Competitive Advantage

    Courtesy of Roxanne C., co-founder, SPIN-Farming Novice SPIN farmers can create their crop repertoire based on the offerings of mainstream seed companies, which offer SPIN's classic high-value relay crops - carrots, lettuces, spinach, scallion, radish. These are the great tasting, top-selling crops that a farmer can’t go wrong with. But...

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  4. Seed Saving Breeds to Local Conditions

    Courtesy of John Sealander, Blue Ribbon Eggs, Franklin, NC There have always been droughts and floods and storms and hurricanes. When you save your own seed you are naturally and spontaneously breeding to the range of your typical conditions, and as you select over time you are developing -without much effort- produce...

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