What is an Heirloom Tomato?
An heirloom is generally considered to be a variety that has been passed down, through several generations of a family because of it’s valued characteristics.
Commercial Heirlooms: Open-pollinated varieties introduced before 1940, or tomato varieties more than 50 years in circulation.
Family Heirlooms: Seeds that have been passed down for several generations through a family.
Created Heirlooms: Crossing two known parents (either two heirlooms or an heirloom and a hybrid) and dehybridizing the resulting seeds for how ever many years/generations it takes to eliminate the undesirable characteristics and stabilize the desired characteristics, perhaps as many as 8 years or more.
Mystery Heirlooms: Varieties that are a product of natural cross-pollination of other heirloom varieties.
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Do 1 thing a day that scares you.
Today I went to the gym! I have been avoiding pushing myself physically for a long long time with excuses for days. This month I decided to face myself and the 20 pounds I have gained over the years. Time to get inspired!
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What are your autumn resolutions?