I was interested from early on in DIY, self sustaining, autonomy, independence, etc.
reading more now I see one can freely choose and breed his own preference of fruit by being selective with a particular good seed batchs with good variety. Even better.
the politics of food and agriculture seem to be against us too. preserving some good seeds of food might be one of the best ideas we could stick to. self-directed farming as revolutionary? yeah, perhaps...
The timing couldn't be better for me:
I got a working licence to do so, time, space, the seeds etc.
and there's also great demand by all kinds of people in the market for such seed and plantlets
What worries me is the following
I got about 4-5 varieties of tomato
some from northern greece some from albania, some mini-tomatos...
I am supposed to not mix them together [READ: ISOLATE THE BATCHES]
1. would the minitomatos breed with the normal ones too?
2. wouldn't mixing a certain batch of each good variety greece - albania , produce a bastard breed of a still good plant? are there any reasons it wouldn't go well, f.e. racism? lol of course the seed should be named greek-albania unity seed or something...
I am all for preserving the different varieties, but I see it is also easy to bastard the seed by mistake, and that its lots of attention and work to produce good seed.
Edited by mutant, 01 July 2012 - 06:13 AM.