Today I learned a new term: open-pollinated. It basically means that the seeds will produce a plant which will make seeds that will reproduce plants like the ones you bought. I linked the term above to another wordpress blog, “Surviving the Middle Class Crash”, which explains how seed collection is performed.
I also bought open-pollinated pearl onions, broccoli, and lettuce from a website. I’ll attach it to this link if the seeds perform well (see my seed brand review below).
Update: Here is a website where people exchange and give away heirloom seeds- http://www.heirloomseedswap.com/
Also, this guy has an AMAZING instructional youtube channel covering every topic under the sun having to do with organic gardening. Check him out!