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Hybrids, God's opinion

Post by 12acrehome on Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:13 am

While looking for something to help a friend I stumbled across an interesting commandment from God.

Leviticus 19:19 (kjv)
"Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind. Thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed. Neither shall a garment of linen and woolen come upon thee."

So it seems that the desire to save seed and grow heirloom vegetables is God working to save his people from something once again.

I find that changing my garden to heirloom and phasing out the hybrids that must be purchased every year is actually quite easy. The heirlooms share a couple traits that make them more desireable to me. First is the saving of seed. If you can keep the seed of a single fruit you can plant your garden with that seed for two years. (except for tubers, but corn, tomatoes, okra, etc have enough seed to plant from)

Secondly and hand in hand with the first trait, is the financial benefit of not buying seed every year. This can save a few dollars upto hundreds of dollars.

Thirdly is the nutritional benefit of a known food. Many of todays hybrids are bred for high sugar or starch content and sacrafice vitamin content in the process.

Bottom line is my opinion is God does not want us messing around with his creation. I am seed saving and promoting non-hybrids.

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Post by Rohn on Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:06 pm

I agree Keith. This year I am planning on saving more seed than I did last year. Saving seed really makes a lot of sense to me. I like the Scripture you posted.
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Post by Sonshine on Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:02 pm

I like the scripture you posted too, Keith. I had never looked at it that way, but sure does make sense. One thing I have learned is that everything in the Bible is put there for our instruction. God is not limited to time, so He was able to see what mankind was going to do to His creation. It's not possible to make what God created better than they are.

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Post by PlainFolk on Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:09 am

I never thought of that with that scripture, but you're right. I like that. I won't put any hybrids in my garden. If I can't get it heirloom, I simply won't have it. We're actually sowing our 3 sisters garden with an heirloom dent corn this year. We'll use a bit for feed and some for cornmeal but a good portion of it will go towards saved seed for the future.
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Post by backtotheland on Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:48 am

I love that scripture and it is so true. I'm not using anything that is hybrid either. Now that I think about it I'll check on those cauliflower seeds, they might be and if they are I, like PlainFolk, will just not plant cauliflower. I also agree totally with all the reasons Keith gave for using heirlooms and saving seeds. I think the reason the "big boys" don't like the idea of it is that if we save our own seed it takes money out of their pockets and gives the independence of food production back to the people where it belongs in the first place. I also think that the reason so many seeds are hybrids now is because they think they will be able to stop individuals from buying, growing and saving heirloom seeds. Boy are they in for a surprise.

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Post by 12acrehome on Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:11 am

I think if such small pockets of people saving seeds as there seems to be can make even a dent in the hybrid market we will have won credibility, and wrath. Credibility from the outlets (the store where we buy seeds) and the wrath of the big boys due to having to share shelf space with some product that will not bring them continuous profits and control over our food supply.

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Post by kasilofhome on Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:21 pm

I really have not had much luck (really I honestly have failed to put for the effort and time --useing the word luck to min my personal responcablity there) I must do it this year. I have seeds from My patriot supply and he even give instuction per each seed he sell on how to save it. I have only gotten heirloom seeds. BUT I do buy starts because we have such a short growning zone and I lack the set up to keep plants alive to put out dooorss.

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Post by 12acrehome on Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:44 pm

in short season areas, a green house is almost a requirement, given your location, and the severe temp swings I think seed starting can wait until you can build one

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Post by kasilofhome on Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:13 pm

I had a greenhouse but we had a windstorm and that was during a very cold snap which ended with a dumping of snow and well..................I had a greenhouse I will find kindling in the spring. Greenhouse were tossed about I saw them along the highway. Start all over again.

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Post by 12acrehome on Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:52 pm

perhaps it is time to think differently...

http://www.bensoninstitute.org/Publication/Manuals/Walipini.pdf

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Re: Hybrids, God's opinion

Post by Miss Lillia on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:16 pm

12acrehome wrote:While looking for something to help a friend I stumbled across an interesting commandment from God.

Leviticus 19:19 (kjv)
"Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind. Thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed. Neither shall a garment of linen and woolen come upon thee."

So it seems that the desire to save seed and grow heirloom vegetables is God working to save his people from something once again.




A very good topic and something to seriously think about. I'll share this with my husband and ask him what he thinks. Thank you
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