Heirlooms! I can't say enough about them!
I have an obsession with them! In my opinion, it's a good obsession!
What is an Heirloom you ask?
Heirloom seeds are open -pollinated seed, that have been around generally 50 years or longer. From what I read they were bred before chemical pesticides were common.
My obsession started out with Heirloom Tomato's. This year I am growing many Heirlooms in my garden!
I started with a little research on the subject. Their is alot of great info, especially in books. Which brings me to this book. The Complete Idiot's guide to Heirloom Vegetables!
I was lucky enough to review a copy! Read my review here!
My good friend Chris McLaughlin wrote a fabulous book for people just starting out in their search for Heirloom Vegetable's. If you know nothing about Heirlooms, this book my friends is for you!
I have learned so many things about Heirlooms and the many types from this book. As I buy different Heirloom seeds, I have been highlighting them in my book! This book has become a wonderful reference for me and helps me keep track of what i have bought!
Here are some pictures of some of the Heirlooms I grew in last years veggie garden.
Black Krim Tomato's
Multiple Heirloom Peppers
I love the bright colors and odd shapes of Heirlooms.
Now on with the giveaway!!!! I know you want to win this one!
My friend Chris is helping me celebrate my 2 year Bloggaversary!
Chris is giving away a copy of The Complete Idiots Guide to Heirloom Vegetables to one of you!
All you have to do is tell me about your favorite Heirloom that you grow!
If you have never grown an Heirloom, tell us all about the one you would love to grow!
Also, If you tweet the contest that gives you an extra entry!
I encourage you to try growing Heirlooms, you will not be disappointed, I promise!
The winner will be announced May 31,2011
Good Luck Friends!!!