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A Sampling of 
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Public Gardens

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    What is an Heirloom?
       Definition and background

    History of Heirlooms
       Where did all those funny names come from?

    Why Grow Heirlooms?
      Flavor, novelty, heritage, biodiversity

    Heirlooms vs. Hybrids
       Comparison of these two types of vegetables

    Growing Tips
     Diseases and pests, finding seed

    Harvest & Storage
    Things are a little different here...

    Saving Seed
      The importance of continuing the line
 



 
Backyard gardeners across the country are rediscovering heirloom vegetables, those tasty varieties that their grandparents and great-grandparents grew and carefully saved the seed from.  Why are these delicious old time types, with the funny sounding names like Georgia Rattlesnake watermelon and Dragon's Tongue beans, finding their way back into vegetable plots everywhere?  Learn the complete story of heirlooms here:
what they are, how they came into being, the pros and cons and how to grow them.

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