What is an Heirloom

Try to think of Heirlooms as seeds that your Grandma and Grandpa used to sow and grow in their garden.

The photo above is a picture of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Store in Mansfield, Missouri.  How cool is that? 

Baker Creek carries one of the largest selections of seeds dating back to the 19th century. They offer nearly 2,000 varieties, from over 100 countries, of vegetables, flowers, and herbs - the largest selection of heirloom varieties available in the United States.

They are - by far - one of my favorite seed companies. But why do I love them so much and why am I so passionate about heirloom seeds?

Because.....

Heirloom Seeds are:

  • True to Type - they have the same characteristics as their parent seeds
  • Non - Hybrid - not crossbred with other varieties; more pure 
  • Non - GMO - not genetically modified
  • Open - Pollinated - pollinated only through natural means
  • Pesticide - Free - no chemicals are used to to grow them
  • High Germination Rate - 85% germination = more...
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