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February 23, 2019 Comments (2) General Gardening, Podcast

075 : Hybrid vs Heirloom – Controversy or Misunderstanding?

Maritime Gardening Podcast Episode 75

Hey folks, it’s 2019 and this is the 1st episode of season four of the Maritime Gardening Podcast! In this episode, since it’s the time of year when many of us make our decisions about what seeds we are going to buy and grow in our gardens, I thought it would be fun have a discussion about heirlooms and hybrids. I often hear permaculture/no-till/organic gardening gurus talking about heirloom seed varieties, their merits, and why they are the only thing you should grow in your garden. In this episode, I’m going to take that claim to task, and examine the pros and cons of the different seeds types.

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2 Responses to 075 : Hybrid vs Heirloom – Controversy or Misunderstanding?

  1. Terry says:

    Just my luck: I ordered my seeds from Vesey’s last week. Great podcast.

  2. Anne says:

    Your podcast is wonderful! Easy to understand, very informative.
    I have been a gardener for almost 50 years and have lived in different regions of NS I now live on Pictou Island which has its own challenges ! ( numerous hares is one of them! )
    Thank you and keep up the good work!
    Anne C

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