Gardening with Heirloom Seeds

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-and-True Flowers, Fruits, & Vegetables for a New Generation (Univ. of NC Press, 2006)

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Heirloom seeds are living antiques handed down from one generation to the next. Gardening with Heirloom Seeds is a resource for gardeners, cooks, and plant lovers.

Click to hear Lynn talk about heirlooms: Heirloom Gardening

What Readers are Saying:

“This pleasant book leads us cheerfully and invitingly through the seasons, sowing and growing heirloom plants.” —American Gardener

watermelons and cantaloupes from a 1923 D.M. Ferry catalog

“[In Gardening with Heirloom Seeds]  . . . The listings . . . provide well-researched, lively descriptions, including fascinating facts about common plants and their uses throughout history. . . . Her stylish, interesting text, an exhaustive listing of sources for heirloom seeds and numerous color and b&w illustrations make this a welcome addition to every gardener’s bookshelf.”–Publishers Weekly

“… a detailed delight.”–Southeast Gardening with L. A. Jackson

“A well-written, useful, nicely organized, and beautifully illustrated book.” —Washington Gardener

“… lush photography and fascinating stories about seeds lost and found…” —Midwest Home

“…one of the most captivating, inspiring, whimsical, and profound books on gardening I have ever encountered…” – Frank Stitt III, Executive Chef/Owner of Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, and Chez Fonfon.

from an antique W. Henry Maule seed catalog

“…takes our precious heirlooms off the shelf and puts them in the garden where they can delight a new generation with their exceptional flavors, curious personalities, and great good looks.” – Deborah Madison, Chef, author, and cooking teacher