Seeds of Time: Why Heirlooms Matter

For hundreds of generations, humans all over the planet have been growing crops and saving seeds from their best plants to sow the following season. Seeds have a rich history and are very important to agriculture.

Some crops, like these black-eyed peas and other beans, will yield dry pods. All you have to do is pick the dried pods and shells out of the seeds.
Photo courtesy www.RareSeeds.com