Welcome to seedsorganic.net. We know that everything is better when it’s organic. Especially, if you can get your food directly from the source you will be getting optimal nutrition from the plant. Growing your own plants from organic seeds at home can be an extremely rewarding experience on many levels and it’s easier to do than you think.
One of the most popular varieties of plant to grow is organic heirloom plants from seed. If you’re unfamiliar with the term heirloom in regard to plant matter, it’s a cultivar that was grown during earlier periods in history, but which is not used for large-scale modern agriculture today. As well, a cultivar is a plant selected for, desirable characteristics, which can be maintained by propagation.
For example, popular garden plants like roses, daffodils, and azaleas are cultivars. This is the same principal behind the world’s agricultural food crops, as they are almost exclusively cultivars. These are specially chosen plant varieties selected for properties like greater yield, flavor, and resistance to disease. Additionally, trees planted for forestry purposes are special cultivars grown for their enhanced quality and yield of timber.
A specific example of an heirloom cultivar is the heirloom tomato. This is a delicious tomato variety for a home garden, but the seeds themselves are not often used by commercial growers, because they’re easily bruised in shipping. The more we support the growing of organic food either in our own backyard or through organic agriculture the better off we are. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the environment and a good quality of life for everyone involved.
The market for organic foods has grown from nearly nothing in 1990 to over $55 billion in the year 2009. As a result, it has driven up the need for organically managed farmland, which has grown, in the past 10 years at over 9% a year. Approximately 91,000,000 million acres worldwide are now farmed organically. This represents approximately 1% of the total farmland worldwide. That is a huge amount of land dedicated to organic practices, but the need to create more sustainable farms and products is necessary.
Thousands of years ago farming practices were naturally organic as it was the original type of agriculture. It was the industrial revolution, which had introduced inorganic methods. A revival of organic farming principles made a resurgence during the mid-1920s in Central Europe. It was during the 1940’s though, in the United Kingdom, where independent modern organic agricultural practices were developed.
Perhaps sadly, modern organic farming makes up only a small fraction of total agricultural output around the world and this has been the case, since its beginnings. An important attractor, for participants in the production of organic products are, the premium prices that are garnered along with the government subsidies that many farmers receive.
In the developing or so called, 3rd world, many farmers and crop producers use farming practices that are in accord with traditional methods. These are comparable to organic farming methods although, they are not certified to be organic.