Thursday, November 18, 2010

Veggie seed saving--just as in centuries past

You’ve got to meet Lisa Von Saunder, who saves heirloom veggie seeds just like Amish and Mennonite gardeners have been doing for a couple of centuries and then sells them in what Adrian Higgins, Washington Post gardening columnist, calls a “cottage industry, a throwback to the century before last.”

The favorite of the 123 tomato varieties she sells: “The best-tasting tomato is a toss-up between two identical varieties, Todd County Amish and Amish Potato Leaf,” two pink beefsteaks, Von Saunder said.

If you’re a tomato freak like I am, CLICK HERE to read Higgins’ article, “Gathering seeds for a growth enterprise” in the Local Living Section of today’s Washington Post.

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