R: Hello folks and welcome to episode 4 of season 2 of RegenEarth! I’m your co-host Rich Bowden and I can hear friend and co-host Jon Moore at the microphone in his Highclere Regen Farm studio! Welcome to the show!
J: Hello one and all.
R: Ok, Jon. We’ve covered backyard veggies and herbs in our two previous shows. This week the question is: What are heirlooms and how do I grow them? Let’s start with the first part: What are heirlooms?
- Like grand dad used to sow
- Italians, Greeks, Maltese, Lebonese ~ basically mediterranean
R: And what advantage or advantages do heirloom herbs and veggies have over the modern varieties?
- Save your seeds
- Local adaptation
- Genetic base
- The big one: flavour
- Especially tomatoes but in all varieties.
- 1000s of varieties.
- Come and go and some persistent