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November 2010 Issue

Growing Vegetables for Food, It All Starts with Seeds

Seeds to plant vegetables donít magically pop out of vegetable plants. While in the old days farmers saved seeds from vegetables to plant next yearís crop, todayís commercial seed production is vastly different. Growers plant, grow and harvest an entire crop for the sole purpose of producing seeds. The growing season is twice as long, because seeds canít be harvested until the vegetable crop is mature. By this time, itís too late to harvest the vegetables, which are left to die.

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