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Heirloom vegetables …

This is just too much for one evening online. I have found a fantastic source of heirloom vegetables in Australia. I have joined the club (called Diggers) and ordered:-

DRAGONS TONGUE BEAN – a climbing bean with purple stripey bits
PEANUT VIRGINIA – peanuts
TOMATO BLACK RUSSIAN – gothic tomatoes, blood red/black
CAPSICUM SWEET CHOCOLATE – a deep brown capsicum
CARROT, 3 COLOUR PURPLE – purple carrots

These are vegetables how they originally were before we gave in to mass supermarket shelf selection. These seeds are also around the same price as shop bought seeds but you get less per packet. We always have hundreds of excess seeds from commercially bought packets so this is about quality and not quantity.

I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight with the promise of patchouli and heirloom seeds on their way to me, and my future permaculture learning day …

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2 thoughts on “Heirloom vegetables …

  1. mmmm….I grow heirloom tomatoes here in the American Midwest Prairie(Illinois)…..Brandywine and Cherokee Purple are my favorites…..gardening season is over here, tho…..

  2. Now that I found this source of seeds, I seem to be seeding advanced heirloom seedlings everywhere in local nurseries. Sometimes you can’t see what is right in front of you.

    If anyone has any tips on how to save the seeds from the heirlooom fruits and veggies … post them here.

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