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Old 12-14-2011, 08:44 AM
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Heirlooms are very interesting, because they have had many generations to develop resistance to diseases and pests. Their own original genetic modification. They will be different depending upon what part of the country or world where they are grown. This is mostly due to soil content and soil based organisms. They are worth the effort if you have the area, time, and don't have deer.

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Thanks, for the info dogwoman. I had to give up my vegetable garden for health reasons, but I still like reading about gardening, my heart is in it!

I've noticed that about something doing well in your area that shouldn't and something supposed to do well in your area and doesn't. Sometimes it's even different in your yard than others. I kept a journal, too. (I love to read the published gardening journals of others.)

I like to say I have a light green thumb but I love gardening. I found that the organic seeds and plants were harder to grow than the regular ones so that was a challenge for me. I also couldn't always get heirloom tomato plants to bloom. But that's me. I loved it when Cherokee Purple produced a few tomatoes. Wow, what a delish tomato. There is no comparison. I recently got a tomato catalog and was dazzled by the gorgeous heirlooms. Now that I'm not gardening I'm going to spend some money on buying those great looking heirlooms in the store. Isn't it wonderful how many varieties of fruits and vegetables there are?

I only planted what was hardy in my area. No trying of fussy plants you have to baby. I planted some muscadine grape seeds and the plants are growing like crazy. No care at all, don't need much water. I really hope they produce grapes. I love muscadines. Maybe I'm supposed to do something, but if not, it'll work for me, the no-care thing. I hope they're not the terminator seeds that Monsanto produces, but I got them from the grapes themselves that I bought. How many terminator seeds does Monsanto produce, I wonder?
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:34 AM
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I love muscadines. Save those thick hulls and make a pie. Just as good as any cherry pie. Children love to pick them, because they are so close to the ground.
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I love muscadines. Save those thick hulls and make a pie. Just as good as any cherry pie. Children love to pick them, because they are so close to the ground.
A pie made of out of hulls? Do the hulls soften when cooked? Interesting. I like the idea of using everything and not wasting anything and making something good out of 'waste'. I try to eat some of the hulls but let's face it, I can't eat all those tough things.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:58 AM
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The hulls do soften. It will be the similar texture to cherry pie.
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