How do you protect open pollinated flowers from foreign pollen?
From my understanding, open pollinated means natural pollination by wind, insects, etc.. These plants been grown for generations, so therefore they have a stable gene pool. But, if forwign pollen does pollinate them, they are now hybrids.
Most of us gardeners grow several strains of a crop, so one would have to have caution with foreign pollen cross pollinating their precious OP plants, rendering them a hybrid..
So how do you guys protect your open pollinated flowers from cross pollination?