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Check the varieties of yourCheck the varieties of your organic seeds. Several of the more common varieties are actually open pollinated varieties, so seed can be saved from them. Organic seed is produced without synthetic chemicals. Heirloom seeds are seeds grown for generations in a family or area, collecting the seed and replanting them. Open pollinated varieties are those which when seed form them is planted, then the offspring are true, or the same as the parent plant. To save seed to plant ever year, you actually need open pollinated varieties. They can be heirloom or not, as you choose. However it does not have to be heirloom, just open pollinated. I do think that heirlooms offer superior flavor and disease resistance, and can become adapted to different growing conditions better, being stronger in your garden over time. this is just a matter of opinion, though.

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