A seed is a part of the reproduction system of a flower. It has three major parts. The Embryo, endosperm, and testa. The embryo is a young form of an organism. An Endosperm is a collection of stored food used by a young plant during germination. And a testa is a tough outer layer that protects the embryo and endosperm, so the seed is not damaged.
Seeds are important part of future supply of food. Without them, we would not have many agricultural foods. Our fruits, vegetables grains, and livestock feed primarily come from the use to seeds. Some would even say that seeds represent new beginnings. Many people have been saving sees from as early as the Stone Age era. Here are five reasons why it is important to save seeds.
You’re in control- by saving your seeds, you are then in control. You get to decide where and when to plant your seed and what you feed yourself. You are not relying on stores to supply you seeds.
Regional Adaption- majority of the seeds that are sold in the stores around you are there because they are commercially available. They are meant to perform well across the country with synthetic soil fertilizers. But with your own seeds you can plant any flower or fruit you want.
Better nutrients- when you are consuming a wide variety of whole foods you are preventing yourself from getting nutrient deficiencies. It will in fact do the exact opposite and increase your nutrition since your body will be exposed to a broader range of foods.
Quality of the seeds- larger companies that supply seeds do not rogue the fields from which they get their seeds. So the seeds that are being sold have fewer specimens in the mix.
Keeping your heritage- many larger seed corporations control about 80% of the seed market. Which means it’s up the 18% of small time farmers to preserve thousands of years of diversity.