Richard Aerni on thu 16 aug 07
As an added aside on the heirloom vegetable issue, I have a book entitled
"Garden Seed Inventory, Sixth Edition", published by Chelsea Green Company,
ISBN 1-882424-60-3 that is 501 pages of listings of heirloom vegetables,
with descriptions of habit, growth, yield, etc, and where to obtain them.
You might also want to check out Seed Savers Exchange and its genetic
preservation projects at http://www.seedsavers.org