Friday, September 4, 2009

Earth-Friendly Friday GO GREEN IN THE GARDEN


One way we can all be Earth-friendly is to start buying heirloom plants. Here's one place you can purchase heirloom varieties.

Did you know that there used to be tens of thousands of varieties of fruits and vegetables but those numbers keep shrinking. We find one variety that produces well, or looks the way we want, and we mass produce it until the others are left by the way-side. Soon we'll have such dwindling selections we won't have any choices.

We all know that saying that "Variety is the Spice of Life". Well, let's bring back a little bit of that variety by buying heirloom varieties.

7 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I try to give heirlooms a home in my gardens. I should make that a goal every year to add a new variety or two.

Stephanie Faris said...

I didn't know that! Wow. I don't have a garden but it would be nice to learn about all of these extinct veggies.

MG Higgins said...

Love that photo! I hope some of the veggies I buy at the farmer's market are heirlooms. Maybe I should ask for them!

Strange Fiction said...

I like the fact that you can take the seeds each year.

KM said...

Kind of how cotton depleted the soil in the South way back when. Definite "oops." lol

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

love the photo too. had to look really hard at it to figure out what it was.

Martha Flynn said...

perfect timing! i just pulled the last of my summer harvest this morning and am prepping the soil for our next planting