According to The Little Veggie Patch Co, an heirloom vegetable is "a cultivar that was commonly grown pre 1950′s, but which is not used in modern large-scale agriculture. Many heirloom vegetables have kept their traits through open pollination. Due to their genetics, they are often resistant to local pests, diseases, and extremes of weather." So what are we waiting for!
The Little Veggie Patch Co. selection of seeds includes beetroot, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, kale, kohl rabi, beans, capsicum, celeriac, coriander, leek, mustard, chilli, corn, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, onion, pumpkin, rockmelon, radish, spinach, squash, swiss chard, peas, watermelon, cosmic purple carrot, tomatoes (black russian, burnley surecrop, tommy toe, yellow pear), nasturtium and marigold.
What a fabulous gift. You can find The Little Veggie Patch Co. heirloom seeds in the online store as well as stockists around Australia.
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