I’m a little late in sharing how we celebrated Earth Day, but hey– we celebrated it right?! 😉 As a Stonyfield YoGetter, we received some High Mowing Organic Seeds (from Wolcott, VT) to start plants for our garden. We eat organic as much as financially possible, so I am SO EXCITED to make it even more affordable by having a garden this summer!
Many people don’t think about the importance of starting your organic garden with organic seeds. Most importantly in my book, they are non-GMO. Certified organic seeds have to be non-GMO, but I love that High Mowing Seeds went the extra step and got certified by the Non-GMO project.
One of the other reasons organic seeds are great is that they have been produced to perform well in organic growing conditions–which is pretty similar to your backyard! Many of the conventionally grown seeds grow best in conventional farming conditions, i.e. with lots of fertilizer and pesticides. 🙁
Lastly, they help to strengthen the overall demand for organic products. By seeking out and supporting organic seed producers, you are voting with your dollars. You are showing the market that you want to see more organic seeds and organic plants. It makes sense when you think of organic gardening like building a house. You want to start with a good, solid foundation–that’s your organic seeds! So, go ahead and check out High Mowing Seeds (Vermont represent!).
We started a bunch of plants that I hope will thrive and be transplanted into our garden within the next few months! I can’t wait to have fresh veggies, flowers, and berries to cook with this summer…
Do you have a garden? Have you explored using organic seeds?