Once you’ve tasted the juice of perfectly ripe, freshly picked, garden fresh tomato, we can bet you a million bucks that you will never ever enjoy the one that you get from your departmental store.
Vegetables surely are found in varieties today in local stores, and the numerous numbers in them is surely satisfying for those who wish to look for options.
However, one should take a minute and think that there were also other kinds of vegetables like heirloom vegetable plants that are surely worth a try. Although, picking up vegetables from your departmental store seems a lot convenient, yet growing your own heirloom plants in your garden is worth the effort.
For one reason – they’re absolutely delicious and tastier than the ones that you have ever tasted from your store-bought vegetables. The second reason – they are extremely safe in terms of fertilizers because you grow them.
If you wish to grow heirloom vegetables, we can bet you that there are literally thousands of varieties that you have never seen before. However, we can suggest some of them that are our top favorite and we are sure you will like them too!
- Armenian Cucumber – this was introduced initially in Italy during the 1400s and is actually more inclined towards a lemon. However, if you harvest them when they are 12 inches or less, they have a sweet cucumber flavor. They have thin skin with very few seeds and the fruits can grow till 18 inches. These vegetables are capable of surviving in almost any type of soil.
- Jimmy Nardello Pepper – this vegetable was introduced during 1887, by Giuseppe Nardiello when he bought the seeds from Chilly. His son Jimmy followed his father’s gardening strategies and brought out one of the most amazing sweet pepper that is still today used in most of the dishes.
- Kentucky Beans – these are generally called ‘old homestead’ and was first introduced during 1864. Bean was renamed then in 1877 and sold as Kentucky wonder. The plant produces veins that go 7 feet deep bringing up a crop that grows 9 inches tall, almost throughout the season.
- French Breakfast Radish – the seeds of this beautiful plant was first sold in America during the late 1800s. These vegetables grow up to 2 inches showcasing a scarlet skin with a white top. The roots is smooth in its texture and ripen within 30 days.
- Ronde de Nice – this variety has been raised in France for years. Vegetables are harvested while they are 3 inches in diameter and it is this time that they are at their peak flavor. The skin is tender and thin with soft flesh.
Growing vegetables is one of the most rewarding experiences in one’s life, and this is one of the best ways to go organic. Growing heirloom plants in your garden not only gives you some of the best flavored vegetables but also offers a pest free food.