Organic gardening is the main thing in gardening today. More and more garden enthusiasts are shifting from the conventional gardening to this method mainly because it’s chemical free. Is there such a thing as an organic seed though? The first thing that every gardener has to consider in order to succeed in gardening is the quality of soil he is going to plant. The next most important this is the seed because it’s basically what you will be trying to grow and nurture.

The organic seed has become a favorite of most gardeners because it’s much easier to grow and cultivate. Below are just some of the characteristics of seeds that you have to be familiar with so you will have greater chances of buying the right seed that you can easily grow. Manufacturers use codes or labels such as U for untreated, O for organic, OP for open-pollinated, and H for heritage.

Now let’s get to know each type of seeds so you can easily determine which one to choose and which one to avoid. Untreated seeds are those that have not been coated with harmful chemicals. This means that this type of seed is not genetically or chemically modified in any way.

Organic growers have no idea whether these injected genes will mutate into something that will endanger a person’s health, such as create different allergens in the food, damage the liver or the kidneys, combine with the good bacteria in the gut to create its own version, etc. Organic seed(O)comes from plants, which have been grown, via organic methods where no chemicals used nor any harmful elements coated to this seed.

Growers prefer this seed to the others because unlike chemically altered or generated seeds, this type of organic seed is mutually beneficial to the grower and the consumers. For the former, it is easy to plant and nourish. For the latter, it does not cause any harm when partaken.  

Naomi has been gardening for years. She hopes to pass along her experience on such things as organic gardening. Visit her site for more information on how to grow your own vegetables.
By Naomi Smith

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