Do farmers save seeds to regrow vegetables?

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  • Do farmers save seeds to regrow vegetables?


Answer #1 | 23/12 2013 07:25
They used to, but now they just buy the seeds from a commercial service.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 07:30
Many still do, but most commercial growers buy seed. The "bought seed" will usually have been treated to resist pests, and fungi. It has also been sterilized. In my home garden, I do save seed stock for many plants such as beans, corn and okra.
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 07:51
Not many now as most of their crops are sterile and they need to buy fresh seeds each year Chetak
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 09:19
Generally, no. Most seeds are hybrids. They don't reproduce themselves. So the farmer buys new seeds every year. GMO crop seeds (corn, soy, etc) belong to Monsanto. If a farmer keeps those seeds from a previous crop, he's violating Monsanto's patent and can be sued.
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 13:13
Some do if they have developed a hybrid they want to keep going. Most people purchase seed from a seed dealer because the seeds are treated with chemicals to make them sprout easier, make them resistant to decay, and also pesticides...

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