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15 March, 2014

The Difference Between Heirlooms and Hybrids

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This is the third post on Vegetable Gardening with guest speaker Judith Sorg. If you missed the first two please link here to read. Now for -The Difference Between Heirlooms and Hybrids– with Judith Sorg. When I shop for plants at my local garden center, I always notice the ones that are marked ‘heirloom,” while
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1 February, 2014

Weird-Looking Heirloom Vegetables: Why They’re Important

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If you’ve ever been to a farmer’s market, no doubt you’ve come across vegetables labeled as “heirloom.” Heirloom is such an elegant words and it refers to something valuable passed down from generation to generation.  But if heirloom vegetables are so valuable, why do they look so darned weird? Simply put, heirloom vegetables are a specific variety
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