Monday, January 31, 2011
(Just click on the pictures of the catalogs to go the online versions.)
I LOVE heirloom varieties . . . probably 'cause I'm cheap. Oh, and they tend to taste scrumptious. Ya see, heirloom varieties are open pollenated. Which means that I can save seeds from them and they will come back true to type (providing of course that they haven't cross-pollenated with another plant from the same family and therefore will come back as a cross of the two).
Still there are many vegatables that are self pollinating and that don't cross pollinate easily - most tomatoes and beans come quickly to mind. So all my purple podded beans that I grew last year and saved seed from will be replanted in my garden this year. And that is where the CHEAP part comes in. I don't have to continously keep buying seeds. Once I have a particular variety, if I like it, I can just save seeds. Of course, for certain vegatables this requires more work than for others. But that can be another post at a later date.
Okay, now to get some REAL work done. : )
Posted by Erin @ 1FaithfulSteward at 5:59 PM