Originally Posted by james_black
I dont know what non hybrid means. My wife wants to grow medicinal plants and also plants which she can make oil from. Mostly for soaps and house frangance too.
Actually, hybrid seeds can be fine. It's the genetically modified stuff you want to stay away from. They germinate fine, produce what you want, but the seeds that come off of those plants won't germinate. (It depends on the product, but genetically modified corn is an often-cited example of a Really Bad Idea.)
What you want is a plant that will produce more seeds from which you can get more plants.
Your wife might also be interested in Western Botanicals