The Garden Community for Garden Lovers



By Peter


I think my beans (on the left) are far too unruly for the supermarkets (right) but I know which I'd prefer on my plate. How do they grow them so straight!?

Comments on this photo


Hi Peter, yes I would pick home grown any day the seed company's develop seeds to suit the supermarkets needs, uniform, designed to mature all together for harvesting, and with long keeping qualities. The nutrients start to deteriorate within hours of picking. Flavour and nutrients, don't concern them as long as they look good people buy them! For veg with real flavour and extended cropping look for the old heritage varieties. They have several advantages, more seeds in each packet, and once you have grown them you can save seeds for next year and the seeds adapt to local conditions and your soil with each year you grow them. Check out this link....
and the heritage seed library / Garden organic.

16 Jul, 2007

Comment on this photo

Pictures by peter
136 of 443

  • Dsc_0098
  • Dsc_0109

What else?

Members who like this photo

  • Gardening with friends since
    21 Jul, 2007

Garden centre