1. This booklet included a brief history of crops commonly grown in the nineteenth century explain how they came to be grown in the United States and give more familiarity with each crop. Listed under each crop are some varieties that were grown regularly in nineteenth century gardens and that are...
  2. Tiny dried beans with the grand name of Cherokee Trail of Tears, melons with a fanciful moniker like Moon and Stars. Parsnips, raised underground in Wisconsin, with the tropical scent of coconut. Green tomatoes that taste ripe and wonderful. They're all heirloom vegetables--old-time varieties...
  3. 2011-10-04 Tired of genetically modified food? Every day, Americans are moving more toward eating natural, locally grown food that is free of pesticides and preservatives-and there is no better way to ensure this than to grow it yourself. Anyone can start a garden, whether in a backyard or on a city...
  4. Like any heirlooms passed from generation to generation, the vintage varieties of garden plants that we still grow today have lasting value. Some old types of vegetables have been kept alive within families or communities bysucceeding generations of seed savers. Others with a long history in the...