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    Heirloom Tastes Better

    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.

    How cool is that!

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    Q3 Inspiration

    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!

    Check out my friend’s fitness blogĀ http://fitlifenick.com

    What are your autumn resolutions?