No but we all should start collecting a non-corporate range of seeds and then share them with each other before the corporations who are hy-breeding them into a form so that they can eventually control the entire food stock production.
The food we can collect seed from now will only produce poor standard seed that reduces in quality each crop. Start collecting the seed stock from the older generation now so that we can protect it for the future. I think this could be a new industry and protect our food chain.
Yes, I do but some of them do not work -there is a word, which I cannot think of as to why they do not.
I have now bought Eden seeds and these will be able to be replanted from the seeds these vegetables grow.
However there are many that will not grow from seeds.
Your experience with the seed that will not reproduce is the point that I was making regarding the genetic modification the commercial developers have introduced. This is why the original stock held by the older gardeners must be collected and reproduced at a grass root level.
I don't but I would like to. I used to do it for a while but vegie gardening can be pretty difficult over here in hot, sandy-soiled Western Australia (a lot of our plants die over summer) so I lost enthusiasm.
I so agree with you Carolyn -most of what I planted this summer died due to the particular hot conditions we had this year -I was told by the soil experts to put 50% shade cloth over the seedlings as this 35° heat day after day is just too much for most vegetables.