Landrace Gardening – Finding Open-Pollinated Cultivars

Q: I want to practice Landrace Gardening, in which the seeds to be planted the coming year come from the survival of the fittest in a particular garden in previous years. Where can I collect all the open-pollinated cultivars of edible crops I can grow on my land?

A: It’s an intriguing idea. Try Southern Exposure Seed Exchange ( and Seed Savers Exchange ( The South Carolina Crop Improvement Association sells heirloom seeds that have been passed along for generations. Details at

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