Master Gardener's Choice: Jennifer Behm’s Favorite Heirlooms

Find out this master gardener's favorite heirlooms.
March/April 2009
http://www.motherearthliving.com/Gardening/Master-Gardener-Favorite-Heirlooms.aspx
Master gardener Jennifer Behm keeps her flower and vegetable garden lush.


Photography By Steve Foss

Master gardener Jennifer Behm's reveals her top picks for heirloom seeds. Find out more about her northern Minnesota organic farm.

• ‘Brandywine’ tomato is wonderful for its big, fleshy fruit. It doesn’t take many to make a jar of salsa.

• ‘Rouge Vif d’Etampes’ squash has excellent ornamental value. It looks like the fairytale pumpkin stagecoach in Disney’s Cinderella.

• ‘Zebrina’ Malva sylvestris because it’s frost-tolerant, beautiful and a great reseeder.

• ‘Two Inch Strawberry’ popcorn, with its tiny red ears, is just right for the children to seed.

• ‘Bull’s Blood’ beets have attractive, dark red edible greens.

• ‘Calypso’ baking beans taste great and can be used to make necklaces in the fall before they dry out.

• ‘Velvet Queen’ sunflower, with its beautiful red centers and strong stems, is a favorite of the birds.

Resources

Seed Savers 

Rare Seeds