Unexpected success... a story about Tomato seeds that were saved in 2001
This year (2011) at the three different Seedy Saturday/Sunday events, some really ancient tomato seeds were donated to the seed exchanges. As far back as 2001, even. We set them aside, because they just seemed past worrying about. We don't like to disappoint folks with stuff that won't grow.
Never the less, we tested them out, and they are growing! About 16 kinds, some pretty rare. We need to find a few gardens to snuggle them in to so we can save the seeds. They've waited this long in their tea stained envelopes, they deserve a summer in the sunshine, if we ever get any around here. We are still watching them to make sure they are going to make it, but why assume the worst?
We need to save more seeds in Toronto... Most seeds being planted in Toronto are imported. How crazy is that??
For more information ....
about the isolation requirements, [only about 15 to 20 feet from other tomatoes, they can be cheek by jowl with other veggies,] to make sure they meet the standard to keep varieties stable.
and to get a few of these seeds please contact Maria Kasstan email@example.com with the word Tomatoes in the subject line.
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