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Have you ever grown heirloom vegetables in your garden?

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Heirloom plants are old cultivars that were once common, but are now only grown by small-scale farmers and home gardeners. Many of these traditional varieties of fruit and vegetables are rarely found in supermarkets and suburban grocery stores, but if you're fortunate enough to score some from a friend's garden, it's a very special experience.

Have you ever grown any heirloom varieties of fruit or vegetables in your garden, and if so which ones? Which varieties do you recommend, and where did you purchase your seeds from?

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Yes, I have grown tomatoes which were wonderful. I bought them as seeds from the Australian Diggers Club.
Yeah I grew some heirloom pumpkins. Powdery mildew ruined them, unfortunately.
I do try . . . and that about covers it. I am hopeless in the garden. I think I will make it my misson to become better. Maybe I will find a nice person to mentor me. I think I would search on the internet for seeds from some heirloom clubs or the like.
by Rice
I have been trying but stray animals are making it very challenging.
No. I haven't grown these personally, but I do know where to get the seeds. There is a special gardening group that grows them. You can get them online from there, or pick them up from one of their gardens. This is based in Victoria, but if you buy online, geographic location, is not important, of course.
Yes - heirloom tomatoes. I bought a variety of 5 plants at the farmers market and they did very well.
We grow fruit and veg, but no heirloom varieties as far as I'm aware.
by Vee
Yes, I've grown heritage varieties of beetroot, zucchini, eggplant, capsicum, tomato and pumpkins. I think diversity is a good thing.
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