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How to Grow Heirloom Vegetables From Seeds

Growing Heirloom Veggies From Seeds

Here's a post from Casa Community member Lauren from The Girls' Guide to Gardening:

My husband and I bought our first house this last year and while the inside is almost finished, we have now started on the backyard! For the last couple of weeks, we have been working on building raised beds on the sunny side of the house. When we started this project, my friend sent me a link to the site Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. The company only sells non-hybrid, natural, and non-genetically modified organism. I spent a couple hours admiring all of the different varieties and, of course, order a few that seemed pretty unusual. I will, of course, pick up some other plants from our local nursery but I am excited to try growing a few of plants from seeds. I picked up the following: Mexican sour gherkin, purple tomatillo, melon tigger, beet bull's blood, thai five star cucumber. As long as these go well, next year I will get my order in a little earlier and start my plants before the last frost. Has anyone grown veggies from seeds or ever had these specific veggies? Any tips for a newbie?

Have tips for Lauren? Leave them in the comments! If you want to learn more about growing your own vegetables and flowers, or share photos and stories of your own garden, join The Girls' Guide to Gardening.

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meldrum2011 meldrum2011 4 years
I have make my garden by Heirloom Seed ..............Thanks for this discussion how to grow ........
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 4 years
I love that you're growing heirloom veggies! I've grown the bull's blood beets before and they're really yummy. Just make sure that when you transplant them the soil is not too compacted and clay-heavy; they really like looser soil to grow to their full potential. As far as seed starting goes, just keep your seed trays in full light and water them regularly. Can't wait to see the garden pictures!
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