We talk about orchards, ways to grow and countless useful tips for caring for your favorite plants. However, have you thought about what kind of seeds are the most suitable? Do you know the differences between hybrid, organic and transgenic seeds?
You may already have your plants taking root or you may be considering the possibility of starting a new garden, either on the terrace of your apartment or in the countryside. But anyway you have to know the main characteristics of these three families of seeds.
Today we’re going to take a little tour of all these classes, so you know what are their main differences and what kind of care, as well as properties, each of them possesses. And yes, organic seeds are the favorite, you want to know why?
What are hybrid seeds?
We start our tour from hybrid seedsthose who were born because of a pollination between two similar plant species. There are times when this happens naturally, thanks to natural pollinators like the bees. However, man can also favor this generation of seeds.
They are not new they were generated on purpose since the beginning of the 20th centurywhere the seed industry has found a real gold mine thanks to the advantages they provide, giving rise to more resistant and quality fruits than their predecessor.
Although today they are still employed in the agricultural sector, hybrid seeds are not the best if you want to start planting in your gardenbecause with them the second generation of seeds usually does not develop properly or directly bear the expected fruit.
The power of transgenic seeds
Although he still has a rejection by part of societytransgenic seeds have succeeded in positioning themselves as the key element of the agro-food industry, since their properties have been genetically modified from a laboratory to facilitate its cultivation and harvesting.
Genes from other species are introduced, those that we do not want to keep are modified or even deleted. Everything is valid to give birth to one more seed pest resistant, effective for mass cultivation and with superior results in terms of the amount of fruit obtained.
However, this genetic engineering applied to seeds It is still under the spotlight of society, as there are still no conclusive results as to whether or not they are harmful to the health of those who consume them. Also you should know that with these you will not have second generation seeds either since most are sterile.
Organic, natural seeds
And we say the usual ones because in the end, whatever happens, they are the ones who will stay with you and you can reproduce them as many times as you want. Organic seeds are those that come from plants that have not been modified for the man
And when we say man, we include science and its methods. In this case, they are seeds of plants which they did not need fertilizers or chemical fertilizerswhere the very course of nature and its natural elements have gone their way without alterations of any kind.
With them, you will be able to collect new generations of seeds that you can also plant, etc. Now remember that These are the most suitable for your gardenhowever, as ecological as they are It won’t help if you apply a chemical on it later..
To be able to distinguish them, you must make sure to check that they have the certificate of control which certifies that they come from a fully organic farming. They are natural and with them you will get the best results in your future crops.
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