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                             ADDING HEIRLOOMS TO YOUR

                               VEGETABLE GARDEN

Learn all about heirloom vegetable varieties and why you might want to include them in your backyard vegetable gardem.  Heirlooms are a great way to add delicious taste and variety to your homegrown vegetable selections.  Find out why selecting a bit of the past can improve your current vegetable patch.


              Click on any of the topics in the Table of Contents to learn more:

What is an Heirloom?  Definition and Background of heirlooms
Heirlooms vs. Hybrids   Comparison of these two types of vegetables
History of Heirlooms Where did they come from?
Why Grow Heirlooms? Saving germplasm, advantages, fun
How to Grow Heirloooms Special techniques
Diseases and Pests A little more care is needed here
Harvest and Storage You can't have everything...
Why Save Seed? The importance of continuing the line
How to Save Seed Special techniques again