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Open-Pollinated Seeds

What are Heirloom Seeds, Open-Pollinated Seeds, Hybrid Seeds?

The differentiation came from Seed Saver Exchange:

An heirloom variety is a plant variety that has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of heirloom jewelry or furniture.  An heirloom variety must be open-pollinated, but not all open-pollinated plants are heirlooms.

Open-pollination is when pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms.

Hybridization is a controlled method of pollination in which the pollen of two different species or varieties is crossed by human intervention.

 

Why save open-pollinated seeds from your garden?

We started saving seeds from our garden in 2013, when we started our home garden.  It was my husband’s idea to save seeds so we don’t have to keep on buying seeds.  Also we would ask for seeds of existing plants in our neighborhood.

Here are 6 reasons why we should save our seeds, as cited by the Seed Savers Exchange, the biggest non-profit for seed savers:

  1. Save Money
  2. Preserve Genetic Diversity
  3. Flavor
  4. Connect With Your Garden
  5. Help Save The Bees
  6. Build Community

Here are more reasons why plant heirloom varieties (vegetables, in this case), as cited by Mother Earth News:

  1. Exceptional taste is the No. 1 reason many gardeners cite for choosing heirloom varieties.
  2.  Heirloom vegetables are likely to be more nutritious than newer varieties.
  3. Many gardeners prefer heirloom vegetables because they are open-pollinated, which means you can save your own seed to replant from year to year.
  4. The fourth advantage of heirloom vegetables is that they are “less uniform” than hybrids, which means they often don’t ripen all at once.
  5. In catalogs and on seed racks, heirloom open-pollinated vegetables are almost always less expensive than hybrids.
  6. Many heirlooms have wonderful stories of how they came to America.

 

Open-pollinated Seeds (100% organic)

Here’s sharing some of the seeds from my garden (except Batwan), which are for sale or for exchange.

  1. Garcinia binucao (Batwan)
    • Batwan seeds1
    • 10 seeds per packet for PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in August 2017.
    • 2 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
    • Batwan is heirloom.
  2. Pigeon pea (Kadyos)
    • Kadyos1
    • 30 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in December 2016.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  3. Amaranthus spinosus (Kulitis)
    • Kulitis1
    • 20 strands per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested fresh.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  4. Malabar spinach (Alugbati)
    • Malabar spinach1
    • 30 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested fresh.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  5. Lemon-Lime Vine
    • Lemon-Lime Vine Collage
    • 20 cuttings (1 foot each) per pack at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested fresh.
    • 100 packs available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  6. Moringa (Malunggay)
    • Moringa1
    • 25 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in Aug 2017.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  7. Mustard Greens (Mustasa)
    • Mustard greens1
    • 60 seeds per packet at PhP 50.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in April 2017.
    • 10 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  8. Nalta Jute (Tugabang)
    • Saluyot seeds1
    • 30 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in Aug 2017.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  9. Night-blooming Jasmine (Dama de Noche or Lady of the Night)
    • Jasmine Collage5
    • 20 cuttings (1 foot each) per pack at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested fresh.
    • 100 packs available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  10. Okra
    • Okra seeds1
    • 30 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in Aug 2017.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  11. Peperomia pellucida (Pansit-pansitan)
    • sinaw1
    • 20 strands per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested fresh.
    • 50 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  12. Sambong (Blumea balsamifera)
    • Sambong1
    • 30 seeds per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in Aug 2017.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.
  13. Wild hot Chili (Siling Labuyo or Katumbal)
    • Siling Labuyo2
    • 30 seeds (around 5 fruits) per packet at PhP 150.00 + shipping
    • Harvested in Aug 2017.
    • 5 packets available as of Aug 7, 2017.

 

Rare Seedlings

  1.  Kalingag (Cinnamomum Mercadoi)
    • C Mercadoi Collage
    • Seedling at around 12 inches or 1 foot tall, with 3 leaves.
    • 1 seedling at P350 each + Shipping & transportation cost (around PhP 150 – PhP 200, depending on your location)
    • 100 seedlings available as of August 11, 2017.

2.  Kaningag (Cinnamomum Cebuense)

  • Cebu Cinnamon Collage1
    • Seedling at around 12 inches or 1 foot tall, with 3 leaves.
    • 1 seedling at P350 each + Shipping & transportation cost (around PhP 150 – PhP 200, depending on your location)
    • 50 seedlings available as of August 22, 2017.

Rare Leaves

  1. Namog (Cinnamomum Iners)
    • Namog collage4
    • 50 leaves per pack at PhP 150/pack + shipping.
    • 50 packs available as of August 13, 2017.

Packaging

All seeds and leaves are packed in used/old paper or newspaper.

How to Order and Pay

Thank you for ordering!

  1. Kindly send order information to Contact, with indications on the following:
    1. Item – Example: Wild hot Chili (Siling Labuyo or Katumbal)
    2. Amount – Example:  1 Packet
    3. Full Name – Juan dela Cruz
    4. Shipping Address – Unit B, Masagana Condominium,  45 Yakal St., Makati, Metro Manila
    5. Mobile number – 0917-8889191
    6. Desired Date of Shipping – Aug 16-Wednesday (Note:  shipping is only every Wednesday and applies to those paid and advised on or before Tuesday, 3pm)
  2. Please wait for confirmation of your order before paying.  We will also advise you of amount for payment.
  3. Once your order is confirmed by us, please send payment through any of the following:
    1. Bank of the Philippine Islands
      • November Canieso-Yeo
      • Savings Account 1329-1601-53
    2. BPI Family Bank
      • November Canieso-Yeo
      • Savings Account 5153-0074-48
    3. Kindly send a picture of your payment.
    4. We send through LBC, and here are their shipping rates for seeds only:
      PhP for 1 KG PhP for 3KG 3.1 KG-10 KGs (Per kg rate)
      NCR 180 285 87
      N. LUZON 185 290 92
      S. LUZON 185 290 92
      VISAYAS 175 270 82
      MINDANAO 185 290 92

      Thank you!

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P.S. – In case you’re looking for a good property in Bacolod City of the Philippines, please check out the beautiful Megaworld Forbes Hill.  These are lots for sale by owner.  Thank you.

Forbes Hill Entrance

 

 

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