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Finding Heirloom Seeds

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Grow the same plants that your grandparents may have grown. Many seed companies and seed exchanges now have a variety of heirloom seeds available. This is a guide about finding heirloom seeds.


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March 26, 2012

Stop by your local farmers market and look at all the produce. See a purple tomato? Maybe a yellow and green striped one? There are so many different kinds. Buy a couple to taste, and dry the seeds for next year's crop.

By Vi Johnson from Moorpark, CA

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March 27, 20120 found this helpful

Excellent tip, GGVi!

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March 27, 20120 found this helpful

That's a good idea! Especially since some heirlooms are harder and harder to find.

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March 27, 20120 found this helpful

This is a great idea! It will work with heirlooms. Saving tomato seeds is a bit of a process, but it's easy. There are many websites and books that will take you through it, step by step. Then next year you have lots of delicious, wonderful tomatoes! Thank you for posting it.

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February 21, 20130 found this helpful

Saving seeds from produce you buy at a farmers market may or may not get you the results you want because not all plants grow "true" from their seeds, particularly hybrid types, but it's certainly worth a try. But here's another idea: There are groups of folks on the Internet who gather and swap seeds.


I suggest you start with the very valuable and useful website,
It will cost you nothing to join up and it's a fine site for many things (like, for example, identifying a plant) as well as for swapping cuttings, seeds and plants.

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