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KIDS’ BLOG! Heirloom Seeds From Our Great-Great-Great-Great-Great (and many more!) Grandparents

child gardeningHave you ever planted a seed and watched it grow into a plant? It’s an incredible feeling to see a tiny little seed turn into a fruit or a vegetable. Did you know that some of the seeds we use to grow our food today come from seeds harvested by cultures that existed thousands of years ago? These ancient seeds are called heirloom seeds and they’ve been passed down from generation to generation.  They produce some of the most delicious fresh fruits and vegetables of all varieties. Continue reading

Heirloom Seeds: Growing a Piece of Ancient History

Heirloom seedsEver been shopping in the produce section and seen a flashy display for “HEIRLOOM TOMATOES!”   Wonder what’s so special about these tomatoes?  The answer might surprise you.  Heirloom fruits and vegetables are grown from seeds that reach all the way back to ancient times.  Over the millennia, these seeds have taken on enormous value. Continue reading