10 Jun '12, 1am

Back-to-basics gardening without electricity - Care2 News Network

Read the article with interest. However the statement, "Heirlooms are known to provide more flavourful produce and hold a better resistance to pests and diseases" made me question the validity of the article. As an avid gardener who grows many heirloom (or more accurately OP or open pollinated plants) I can tell you this is most certainly not true. While many "heirloom" varieties do have fairly good disease resistance due to the many generations of survival, many hybrids have been bred specifically for selective disease resistance. Overall while heirlooms do well, I find the disease resistance of hybrids at least slightly better. From a flavor standpoint, both have their good and not so good. I would give a slight nod to the heirloom here in most cases. send green star | flag as inappropriate Why is this inappropriate? Send Report Cancel Your report has been submitted to C...

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