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The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables [Excerpt]

by Timber Press on February 3, 2014

in Gardening

“I like to think of it as the summer I grew the world and ate it.”

That’s Marie Iannotti describing what it was like to do the hands-on research for her book, The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables. “Growing wonderfully satisfying food is the main point of vegetable gardening,” she writes. “Homegrown heirloom vegetables can be so beautiful and delicious that it seems you could simply inhale them, and many vegetables never make it all the way from the garden to the kitchen.”

But what exactly is a heirloom vegetable and how do you get started growing them? In the following excerpt, Iannotti answers those questions as well as provides her top 10 heirloom vegetable picks.

“Delicious, and deliciously dirt-filled.” —Dominique Browning, New York Times

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