Hey gardeners, its that time of the year: seed frenzy! This weekend Winnipeg hosts our local pre-spring rite, known as Seedy Saturday, which is a real grass-roots gathering of excited gardeners. The event features a seed exchange, local seed houses and other down-to-earth gardening businesses, as well as free workshops. And there is always a special kind of buzz (seed catalogs and web resources definitely get gardeners perky, while actually being with seeds and other real-life gardeners takes it up a notch!).
As we get ready for Seedy Saturday, I thought it might be a good opportunity to answer a common question we hear, “what are heirloom vs. open pollinated vs. hybrid seeds?”