Landrace Gardening

  • Posted by JillHillFarm on February 18, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    I recently read Landrace Gardening by Joseph Lofthouse. Also watched David the Good’s landrace corn video. The idea is that growing multiple varieties of a plant (corn) and allowing cross pollination will result in stronger plants that are better adapted to your area and when you save seeds from the best tasting of the crop, you are creating stronger genetics for the future. I’m very excited to try this and have already combined all my cantaloupe seeds into one jar. Thanks David for the book recommendation!

    Has anyone else done this in practice? If so what where your results?

    DavidTheGood replied 5 months, 2 weeks ago 7 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Carrick18

    February 18, 2023 at 2:22 pm

    I have not tried this yet. I did however, mix all of my seeds as well! I’m planning on giving it a go this year. It makes sense to me!

  • AmysYardGardens

    February 25, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    I’m going to try this.

  • SeekingfirstGodskingdom

    April 13, 2023 at 9:41 pm

    I threw all my tomato seed packets together and started them indoors in January. They are all growing out of their 16oz. cups with very little loss: 4-5 out of ~100. I can’t wait to see which grows best in the ground and tastes the best and save seeds from those!

  • Sevenzy

    April 17, 2023 at 12:53 am

    Varieties determine nutrition more than soil biology and minerals

    • Hanidu-Farms

      April 17, 2023 at 1:41 am

      Total Game Changer!

      • Sevenzy

        April 17, 2023 at 9:54 am

        Yes, agronomists need to listen to that presentation. Also the idea of heirlooms being damaged from generations of inbreeding is another apple cart turn over. We must create new varieties by adding a bunch of varieties together and getting better genetics and more healthy crops.

  • DavidTheGood

    Community Leader
    April 19, 2023 at 3:32 am

    I am down with this!

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