Author: Retief Date: Apr 30, 2008 06:14
On Sun, 06 Apr 2008 13:19:25 -0700, Frank Gilliland
>>Hybrid seeds exist because they grow better and have a bigger yield
>>then non hybrid.
>>Not using hybrid seeds because you can't replant the seeds is like not
>>using a gun because you cant reshoot the bullets.
>I fully understand the reasoning here. But.....
Obviously Francis the Talking Mule does not understand...
>Let's assume that you don't have acres to play with. You have to make
Yes, let us assume that. Since hybrids produce more crop per acre,
and maximizing yield is the most important thing, you shouldn't be
screwing around with open pollinated until you need to.
>every square foot count. That might sound like an argument for hybrids
>but it's not, because the garden must provide food AND seeds for next
>year's crop. Hybrids only provide food. If you squander your land and
>energy on hybrids you might eat well through one winter, but you won't
>have anything to plant next spring. And by that time both food and