Thursday, February 21, 2013

Heirloom Seeds

I'm not sure if it's my love of antiquities or my fascination with history, but I am intrigued by heirloom seeds. I love reading about the origin and story behind each seed variety. And the fact that you can harvest your seeds to save and use again is an added bonus! 

My go-to seed catalogue for heirlooms is Baker Creek...
I can spend hours flipping through their seed catalogue, reading the descriptions, the story behind each seed, and the pictures are beautiful!

I hope to begin a tradition with my son, saving seeds from our harvest and gifting or replanting the next year; or even starting a seed swap between friends and in our community.

My fascination with heirlooms also shines through in the orchard we're planting. Most of the apple trees we're planting are heirlooms, or heritage as some call it. Several years from now when our orchard is healthy and in full production, hopefully we'll help to preserve some of our rich history!
What are your favorite Heirlooms to grow? So far, I love the Brandywine Tomato!
-Live Simple, Be Happy-
Magnolia Holler


  1. I have several perennials that have been passed down...those I will cherish forever!...:)JP