Hybrid, open-pollinated, genetically modified: when it comes to seeds, what does it all mean?

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Seeds seem so simple. They’re small, sometimes so small that hundreds can fit into the palm of your hand. They’re containers for future life. Plant a seed, and you grow a new plant. But seeds are also fraught with controversy, and in the winter time, as gardeners everywhere pore over seed catalogues, it’s easy for confusion to reign in the mind of the new gardener. Hybrid, open-pollinated, genetically modified: when it comes to seeds, what does it all mean?

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