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Please do send out your green hints!
I did not realize the seed companies were manipulating the consumers but it doesn't surprise me.
Victory Gardens are before my time, but my family did plant a vegetable garden each year when I was a kid. I think planting a garden is a sound idea! Also, folks who cannot plant their own garden for whatever reason might shop their local farmer's market. That way they can contribute to the local economy as well as gets some tasty fare. There are some wonderful varieties of vegetables, fruits and flowers to be found there. Some offer crafts as well.
I wrote a newsletter with going green hints sometime ago but have been chicken to send it out. Guess I'd better work on sending it out.
One thing that I'm not sure people know is that seed manufacturers have doctored food and flower seeds so they do not reproduce as they once did. Great way to insure a steady stream of customers. Farmer used to save seed for their next years crops but are no longer able to do this.
Fortunately there are people who have been saving heirloom seeds who may be found online. Hopefully these seeds still have the flavor (tomatoes) and smell (roses) they are supposed to have. And it would be a good idea to reconsider the family vegetable garden as we may not be able to afford the fruits and vegetables shipped in from South America, etc. During World War II Victory Gardens were everywhere and you could go out in your garden & pick a tomato off the vine that tasted heavenly. Kids today have no idea what a real apple, orange or strawberry should taste like. They may even learn to like real veggies.
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