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|Posted: Sun Mar 15th, 2009 06:14 pm||
|Another great heirloom seed group can be found at http://www.seedsavers.org
My wife grows nothing but heirloom plants, using organic growing methods. She has used their seeds for several years.
They have a great website starting their exchange with seed from 1870's plants. Certainly seed contributions to this organization through the years are of descent from plants of the era you are looking for. Their claim is that exchange members have passed on approximately one million samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.
If it was not for organizations such as this saving these rare seeds, commercial seed producers would have all but eliminated them from the market to protect the hybridized seed market their business is based upon.
"the way to whip an enemy is to get 'em skeered, and then keep the skeer on 'em"