Landrace gardening

ARC55

Farm Hand
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We've just started our journey towards back to nature living as a family, so I'm into the blogs and articles about the lifestyle. I grew up on a farm that raised crops, but my parents were friendly with the pesticides and herbicides that I'm hoping to avoid. Anyway, have you guys ever heard of landrace gardening? Does it really help farmers who don't want to use a bunch of chemicals?
 

Almost Eden

Golden Chicken
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If I'm not mistaken landrace plants are native to the area, so they should be better at fighting off diseases and pests that are also native to the area. So they should require fewer pesticides and herbicides to thrive. At least theoretically.
 

Henderson

Golden Chicken
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Personally, I don't think landrace seeds are any better than plain old heirloom seeds that will grow in your zone. You can fight off and prevent pests and weeds through mechanical means as needed.
 
 
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