Heirloom seeds without a GMO or hybrid in sight. A seed catalog like that would be wonderful, would it not? Well there is at one out there, and it belongs to Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds of Mansfield, Missouri.
To get an idea of what these folks are all about let’s quote just a few lines from inside the front cover.
“We are excited to bring you our 15th annual seed catalog, the largest and we hope the best yet. This year it contains 212 pages and 1450 varieties of rare and unique vegetables, flowers and herbs from over 70 countries bringing you the largest selection of heirloom varieties offered in the Americas and probably the most diverse collections of edibles on the planet.”
Sound interesting? You bet it does. And the catalog lives up to the hype, the selection is immense and beautifully presented; the catalog alone is a visual treat. And each and every seed, shoot, bulb, tuber and plant is heirloom, open pollenated. You can save the seeds if you are so inclined and grow your own, year after year.
Last year the folks at Uncle Mac’s Garden Shed got interested in a rare yellow turnip called a Boule D’or and documented their experience growing and eating them in some detail. Their opinion, to sum it up, was extremely favorable.
Well, we don’t work for Baker Creek Seeds so we encourage you to form your own opinion. Why not visit them at their web site, www. RareSeeds.com and take the tour. Order their wonderful catalog perhaps while marveling at how many good old fashioned heirloom seeds and plants are still out there, if one is willing to search just a bit.
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