In my search for variety of seeds, It has been an enduring task.
Have visited near Ananada Rao circle (bangalore) for various seeds. They all seem to be prohibitively expensive. They speak a different language. Visited GKVK and IIHR and National Seeds corporation and Indo American seeds. Of all the Indam seems to the most expensive. May be they might be worth that. But at other places the variety eludes you.
Now my idea is what if we use the seeds that are available at Reliance Fresh or in local grocery etc. I mean the ones that are packed for food. Like moong dhal, Channa dhal, Rajma, beans Round Urad dhal (With Skin) dried avarekai, and host of dicots and others like Jeera, soumph methi, corriander etc . Does any one have experience is sowing these ??
I have seen my mother making some sprouts Salad (Kosambari ) out of these. Looks like more that 95 % have germinated and could see long sprouts. If it has sprouted means it will in the soil also. What if we use this for sowing instead of those hybrid ones available ?
Idea is to spread these on the fallow lands and generate some biomass to be tilled back to the soil. The seeds of Sunhemp and diancha are not available.
Gurus can you throw some light on this. Meanwhile I am on my way to reliance fresh to get some 100 gms packet, to see it for myself in my backyard how these grows .
If you see in olden days, what was grown, some were stored for next seeding. If this works , why go for those fancy seeds costing a bomb.
Kindly share your thoughts on this. I know the seed business is a sort of mafia operations. Hope they are not after my pants.