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Perusing the seed packets at the Nursery today as I considered the options for tomatoes, I inquired of an elderly Amish woman to my left, “do you happen to know if seed companies are required to disclose which seeds have been genetically modified?”
She stated that she didn’t know but felt they should be required to. I told her I was trying to be more conscientious of my vegetables these days. And should the ‘conspiracy theories’ pan out, I wanted tomatoes that would bear me seeds for another crop. A clerk later directed me to a heirloom seed section where I purchased tomato seeds from an 1884 variety.
The same Amish woman followed me and gave me this great idea. “Honey, when you find a tomato that you really like, put a slice of it on a little bit of dirt inside a container – any old cottage cheese container will do. Stick it on a shelf in the basement. That’s it. don’t do anything else with it. Next spring, just sprinkle some more dirt on top of it and give it a little water. It’ll give you half a dozen or so tomato plants, and you won’t ever have to buy tomato seeds again”.
What a great idea!

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