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    Default Heirloom Seed Over Hybrid Seeds

    Heirloom Seed Over Hybrid Seeds

    March 22, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin



    There are basically two types of seed:

    -open-pollinated (pollinated naturally in the wild)
    -hybrid

    When you plant open-pollinated seeds and save the seeds from that crop, the next generation is going to be like the one before. When a seed regenerates over and over for many years and remains unchanged, or stabilized, it’s then called an “heirloom” variety.

    Here’s why you should consider heirloom seed…

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    We use heirlooms in our garden as often as possible. Big bonus for the tomatoes this year, had to pluck dozens of unplanned baby tomato plants from the planter and build some more to put them in!

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    My wife and I have always liked an acidic tomato and the heirloom ones always bring us comebacks in the spring.

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    I likey the Heirlooms too.

    Hey I don't mean to Hijack the thread or anything but I have a question.

    Next door lady came over to the wife last year and said her potato plANTS HAD tomatoes on them.

    So the wife told me about it. I said they have gone to seed, that's potato seeds in those "tomatoes". BTW don't eat em!

    Has anyone every tried growing a potato plant from seed? If so what happened? DO they grow true like heirlooms? Or do you get some "walking dead" tater from hell out of that?

    Just wondering.

    I always let taters sprout roots and then cut em up and plant em. That way they be clones!

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    that is good to know =)

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    ok nice article and yes we should be only using heirloom the only problem this article of any of the additional post point to where one can buy them online or the brands of seed companies that sell them or survival companies that have them

    we need Links!!!!
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    I remember "real" tomatoes. They were basically bags of jelly; mostly water. Try to cut one to put on a burger, and when you picked it up you wound up with a thin ring and some internal bits while the jelly part stayed on the cutting board.

    When the thick-wall "machine pickable" tomatoes came out, at least there was some freakin' solid plant product there.

    Keep your antique tomatoes; I like the modern ones.
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    My mom used to grow tomatoes and green peppers every year, she always kept some of the seeds for the next year, sometimes she'd add something else in there too but those two were grown every year.
    Funny thing is I don't care for tomatoes much, I like them but I don't eat raw tomatoes much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    I remember "real" tomatoes. They were basically bags of jelly; mostly water. Try to cut one to put on a burger, and when you picked it up you wound up with a thin ring and some internal bits while the jelly part stayed on the cutting board.

    When the thick-wall "machine pickable" tomatoes came out, at least there was some freakin' solid plant product there.

    Keep your antique tomatoes; I like the modern ones.
    TRX - it depends on the variety of tomatoes, as to whether they have more "meat" in them or are mostly "jellied masses" of seeds.
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    got a e-mail from these folks today they have heirloom seeds, I m sure there are more companies

    http://www.campingsurvival.com/prepareness-seeds.html
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