It stands to reason that when people think of “unusual” vegetables, the radish isn’t typically on that list — and here’s where the heirloom radishes will beg to differ.
More gardeners are beginning to reject one-size-fits-all seeds and embrace open-pollinated or heirloom seeds for biodiversity and nostalgia. Once threatened with extinction, many heirloom seed varieties were almost wiped from existence. Now, renewed efforts to not only preserve, but to prefer these seeds for home gardens and small farms have created a resurgence of popularity […]
Guest post by David King ~ Seed saving marks the beginning of our modern civilizations. Science can tell when grains like wheat and barley were domesticated because as soon as humans began to plant them for food, reserving some of the seed for next year’s planting, the seeds changed to make that job easier. Suddenly, […]