Any heirloom growers out there?
I want to start a thread about heirloom plant growers (i.e. tomato, flowers, corn, etc.). For the last 8 years, my garden is been predominately heirlooms. Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and lettuce are my favorites. Well, heirloom tomatoes are more of an obsession.
Anyone else out there who grow or are interested in growing heirlooms? Seed saving, seed trading or dishing on their favorite varieties?
All of my tomatos for two season were heirlooms :). Only one has persistantly come back and thats my yellow pear. I like that it is small and sweet but a little savory as well its been a great year around producer. Im allegic to corn and it bring ants in droves so thats a no go here lol but id love ot learn more about heirlooms. Dont know if they are heirlooms but i have several tea roses that i rescused from a garden centers dumpster :).
dl-bailey, I just wanted to tell you that you are just too cool. Of course you'd have heirloom veggies. Of course you're rocking pet chickens. You go!
I don't have a garden. :( I am going to try and grow some tomatoes in a pot, though. I will need much luck!
This is my first year growing my own garden. I have some heirloom seed varieties...an heirloom beet mix, lettuce mix, hungarian hot wax peppers, Matt's wild cherry tomatoes,purple calabash tomatoes, dwarf blue curled scotch kale, quattro d'iasti giallo sweet peppers, and some kind of radish...can't remember. At least, all of them say heirloom on the seed pack. I scored tons at the annual organic conference that takes place at my school every winter :) really interested to see how they turn out!
I switched to all heirlooms this year, mostly from Baker Creek because they are nice and cheap. I've had excellent germination rates despite what some heirloom snobs had been telling me. I'm hardening off my starts now and my big planting day is this weekend :)
Oh...I'm growing everything...lol. Here's my list for this year:
Herbs and Edible Flowers
Anise Hyssop, Basil, Borage, Calendula, Chamomile, Dill, Echinacea, Marigold, Nasturium, Oregano, Parsley, St. Johns Wort, Stevia,
Asparagus, Beans (Bush, Pinto, Pole, Scarlet Runner), Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leaf Lettuce, Okra, Onions, Parsnip, Peas (Shelling, Sugar Snap), Potatoes, Quinoa, Radish, Soy, Spinach, Squash (Delicata, Patty Pan, Spaghetti, Yellow), Tomatoes (Siberian, Tigerella), Turnips, Watermelon
Establishing New Fruits
Blueberry, Fruit Cocktail Tree, Grapes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Strawberry