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Growing Heirloom vegetables

Post  mazzy on 6/8/2014, 11:49 am

Hi,

I've ordered some Heirloom vegetable seeds from rareseeds.com.  Are their special precautions I must take when planting them...such as avoidance of cross pollination, special steps to ensure they pollinate, etc?  Is there a link which could educate me regarding Heirloom procedures? 

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Post  boffer on 6/8/2014, 12:31 pm

Mazzy, different types of veggies are managed different ways. It would be helpful if you named the specific veggies you'll be planting.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/8/2014, 1:36 pm

I'm only doing heirlooms too.  One thing to look at is cross-pollination.  Many things in the same family should be planted either at a different time or FAR (up to a mile) away.  Baker Creek has a really good catalog they'll send you for free.  

You might look at Seed Saver's Exchange website.  Great info there!  Lots of videos, articles, etc.

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Post  mazzy on 6/8/2014, 1:49 pm

Thanks.  I'll check out Seed Saver's website.  I'm beginning by planting onions, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, beets, peas, squash, and radish.

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Post  sanderson on 6/8/2014, 2:59 pm

Baker's Creek has a store in Petaluma. Nice Saturday drive across the Bridge.

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Post  mazzy on 6/8/2014, 3:02 pm

I was thinking about going there.

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Post  sanderson on 6/8/2014, 3:11 pm

It's located in an old bank. The photos don't capture the number of racks located to the left as you walk in. Don't forget to visit the basement.



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Post  Marc Iverson on 6/8/2014, 3:27 pm

Wow what a cool store. I think I could spend hours there, like I used to do in bookstores.

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Post  Turan on 6/8/2014, 4:48 pm

@mazzy wrote:Thanks.  I'll check out Seed Saver's website.  I'm beginning by planting onions, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, beets, peas, squash, and radish.
None of these should need to be kept separate from others of their types.  That only matters if you are planning to do seed saving or the part you eat is the seeds (like corn).

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Post  GWN on 6/8/2014, 4:55 pm

thanks for the photo sanderson
That place looks like a gardeners dream
Good to know about Bakers Creek.

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Post  boffer on 6/8/2014, 4:58 pm

@Turan wrote:...None of these should need to be kept separate from others of their types.  That only matters if you are planning to do seed saving or the part you eat is the seeds (like corn).

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/8/2014, 5:07 pm

Baker Creek also has locations in Missouri & CT.  Hope to go to the CT store on my next visit up north.

Seed Bank...  snicker...  That's cute!

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Post  sanderson on 6/8/2014, 9:17 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Wow what a cool store.  I think I could spend hours there, like I used to do in bookstores.

Very good analogy.  Very Happy

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Post  sanderson on 6/8/2014, 9:20 pm

We'll be in Branson, MO later this month, but I know I won't be able to sneak a side trip to the store.   :-(

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