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Friday, May 20, 2011

Green Home Experts: One Heirloom Project

Over the years the gardening world has participated in several programs where we all grow the same plant and share growing tips and reviews with each other.  One of my favorites has always been One Seed Chicago.  This year I voted for Swiss Chard in the One Seed Chicago contest and it won.  Joy!

Green Home Experts in cooperation with Forest Park Community Garden and Root Riot is starting a new growing project called One Heirloom.  Each year we'll all grow the same heirloom plant, share our experiences throughout the project, learn how to preserve/can our harvest then celebrate with a potluck.  The inaugural heirloom for this project is the German Pink Tomato.  These plants are being grown organically from seed and are available now at Green Home Experts.  Plants are $3.50 each and there are only 150 plants total so be sure to get yours, today!

I've never grown this variety of tomato before and I'm a tomato fanatic so I'm super excited to try it and about the project in general. I look forward to blogging about it and hearing your experiences with the German Pink, too!

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