Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The Last Frost?
Cherokee Purple (purple -- of Cherokee Indian origin)
Dr. Wychie's (yellow -- tropical, sweet taste)
Roma & Amish Paste (good for making sauce)
Gold Medal (striped -- sweet and mild, great for eating fresh)
Good Neighbor (red -- a good one to share with your neighbors)
Tappy's Heritage (red -- meaty and delicious)
one or two other red varieties: Mortgage Lifter, Brandywine, Delicious
Sweet Bell Peppers:
Carolina Wonder (green)
Hales' Best Muskmelon (canteloupe)
Horace Boyette Burpless Cucumber
Early Prolific Straightneck (yellow)
Zucchini (dark green)
I planted only heirloom varieties of seeds ... no genetically modified ones will take root in my garden. I saw a video this week entitled The Future of Food. I knew GMO's were "bad", but this really spelled it out for me. Did you know that the only way to get a gene splice into a cell is on the back of a virus or bacteria? So GMO's not only have their DNA tampered with, they have bacteria/viruses in each cell and antibiotics added to kill the organism. Most GMO's are modified to withstand the pesticides sprayed in the fields to kill the weeds, so you can bet GMO plants are not organic either.