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Beautiful Sustenance

Beautiful Sustenance

Seeds are one of nature’s many miracles that may often go unnoticed, though their importance is paramount in sustaining human life.

One look into some of the issues surrounding the seed industry is called Open Sesame The Story of Seeds.

This film discusses a growing seed movement, but also brings focus to the significance of food supply preservation.

To start your own seed supply or to enhance a home garden, check out seed conservation tips from Native Seeds, a nonprofit organization. From pollination to storage, their instructional page will provide an idea of some of the basics of caring for seeds.

Try saving your own seeds to get started, or for a community approach to gardening try developing a seed library.

For basic recommendations on when and what seeds to plant, Vegetable Gardening Online has useful advice and resources for cultivating home vegetable gardens, including a design your own row chart. Worksheets, planners and other printables are also provided.

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Image source: vegetable-gardening-online.com

Each year seed enthusiasts, plant nurseries and home gardeners revel in the new varieties, or remain astounded by the classics generated by the season’s seed harvests.

These images showcase the diversity and beauty of seeds.

This series from Log House Plants is called  SuperNatural, and it shows strikingly different produce than you may normally see at the market.

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They also have a collection called Believe It Or Not Vegetables, and the name speaks for itself.

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Image source: Log House Plants: Tigger Melon

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Image source: Log House Plants: ‘African Horned’ Jelly Melon

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Image source: Log House Plants: ‘Galeux d’Eyesines’ Warted Pumpkin

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Image source: Log House Plants: Dinosaur Gourd

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Image source: Log House Plants: Yugoslavian Finger Fruit

Natural wonders like seeds are simply impressive.

Images are from Log House Plants. Vegetable garden row chart is from Vegetable Gardening Online.

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