Heirloom Plants

Heirloom Plants

A Complete Compendium of Heritage Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs & Flowers

Book - 2016
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  It's nearly impossible for gardeners to resist the allure of heirloom plants. Their names alone sound inviting--Flanders Purple kale, Golden Marconi sweet peppers, Moon & Stars watermelons, Turk's Turban squash, Scarlet Emperor running beans, and Jefferson plums--and many growers claim that their taste is unsurpassed. Beyond the classic appeal, however, lies the far more important issue of biodiversity. Unless these unique seeds are grown and saved, they will not only be forgotten, but lost forever. Based on the extensive seed catalogs of Thomas Etty, the popular heirloom seedsman, Heirloom Plants includes information on almost 500 exciting cultivars to be grown and harvested, along with detailed profiles and cultivation tips for each plant. In addition to edibles, the book also has chapters on antique herbs and flowers, from Cup and Saucer vines to Sweet William carnations to Empress of India nasturtiums. Trowel and book in hand, let your motto be, "Growing the past, saving the future."
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Ball Publishing, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781613735756
Branch Call Number: 635 H2469H 2016
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Etty, Thomas


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May 16, 2018

This book gives an overview of heirloom plants and how to keep their seeds. It also contains lots of historical information from various sources along with tips and some little known facts about unusual plants. Great book.


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