Sown your seeds yet? Pick heirloom seeds this year.

I grow flowers of many kinds. Rarely do I venture into the edibles. I decided to make one exception this year- tomatoes. It started as I was looking for seed packets for my daughter’s shower. I was inexplicably drawn to heirloom seeds. 

I worked many years with an organic grocer. I drank the Kool- aid and got hooked. In general, when buying seeds, your option is either heirloom or hybrid. Taste alone, is a huge reason to choose heirloom. There’s just no comparison. Chefs know that.

Heirloom seeds are also called “saved seeds”. Seeds, that when planted again will yield the exact same kind of tomato you had the previous year. More about heirlooms here.

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Mmmm, can you smell that early, pungent green tomato smell?

You can find all kinds of heirloom seeds:

http://heirloomseeds.com

http://www.rareseeds.com/

Veggies! Awesome plants and photos. http://www.rareseeds.com/store/vegetables/

http://purepollination.com/

Enter your zip code and see what plants will work in your garden. https://www.americanmeadows.com/

http://www.mypatriotsupply.com/Heritage_Heirloom_Vegetable_Seeds_s/43.htm

So in the interest of biting into a really good tomato this year, it’s time to start seeds indoors as Connecticut is in planting Zone 5. If you’re not in Connecticut and want to find out what your planting zone is

In the meantime…I recommend a fallback to my most favorite plants- Paola Pillows- they will bring you delight all year long in any weather. Not planting, no watering- from my garden to your couch! Woodland awaits you.heirloom seeds

And while you’re comfortably reclining….Consider the untold story of the seed …published in 2016.

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Milkweed, favorite seeds of the Monarch Butterfly. 

 

Woodland- A hosta in late Autumn

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