2 thoughts on “Why we plant heirloom seeds”

  1. I can’t count the number of rants and sermons to this effect that I’ve glibly ignored. Seems I’ve changed my tune. My vegetable garden is small, perhaps 80 plants total? Everything is heirloom. Peppers, zucchini, eggplant, several tomatoes… Even strawberries.

    I’ve no idea who developed these, or where, or when or why. But I know that store bought vegetables taste like a mouthful of nothing. They may be pretty, but they’re pretty bland, too.

    Long live the heirlooms!

    1. Hear! Hear! And congratulations on your developing garden!
      I suppose there are always trade offs in developing new strains of fruits and vegetables. In order to develop attractive, shelf stable vegetables that could survive on a truck for weeks, they had to give up flavor and nutritional value. What comes out of our gardens may not always look picture perfect, but it tastes good.

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