than 320 heirloom varieties of plants offered in 2013!
|UPDATING FOR 2014...
FOR ORDERING WITH
Acres offers more than 200
varieties of heirloom tomato plants, about 60 varieties of heirloom
pepper plants, and
19 varieties of heirloom eggplant plants, as well as a
of heirloom sweet potato varieties and some
We strongly oppose the release of GMO (genetic modified organism) food
crops. We sell only open-pollinated
heirloom varieties because we care about wholesome, healthful foods,
free of unnatural human tinkering.
We love the sense of continuity we feel with
growers of past generations, whenever we harvest heirloom produce in
our own garden! We enjoy growing crops that have been saved by
generations of growers because they have genuinely good
characteristics that have been, and continue to be, of value to
gardeners like us! And like so many other gardeners, we feel that
heirloom varieties often taste better than the rigid faux-veggies that
have been foisted upon unwary consumers for the convenience of big
agri-business! So we support taking control over our diet,
health, and lives....one pesticide-free heirloom plant at a time!
GROWING: Don't see that "must have" variety in our regular
offerings? We're happy to do custom sowings of unlisted
varieties, often at no extra charge! But you must order early
allow the plants to reach shipping size. More
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|PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO
NOT BEGIN OUR SHIPPING UNTIL APRIL 21, 2014
continue to offer a superb
selection of Heirloom Tomato varieties, including quite a few
that, we believe, are to be found nowhere else.
As always, we offer a great selection of
Eggplant varieties this year. Many are available as plants nowhere else
that we know of!
PEPPERS: We offer about 60 varieties
Heirloom Peppers, featuring both sweet and hot types.
POTATOES: The 2013 harvest was mediocre, and we anticipate only fair
availability on all our varieties! Sprouting of foundation stock
is always unpredictable, but we wil keep our sweet potato listings and
make every efort to work with customers in the event of shortages. Our
plants are available for
shipping starting in late April.
RARE SOLANUMS: We offer a page
Solanum Family plants, some of them quite rare and all of them
fascinating! Our line-up includes some
very rare (non-commercially available) tomato plants, as well as
little-known eggplant relatives, Nicotianas (tobaccos and ornamental
tobaccos), Datura, Tree Tomato, and others.
HERBS: We're really excited about
numerous new listings in
the herb category. We've added a number of rare Basils.
PLANTS: AT THIS TIME ALL
OFFERINGS ON "OTHER PLANTS" PAGE ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR 2014. A
other plant offerings! Found here will be a miscellany of
useful plants that have captured our interest or affections, but that
really belong in no other category on this site. Most are old
garden friends, things like Jerusalem Artichoke or Comfrey.
Others will be newer addenda to North American gardens: Bolivian
Sunroot (Yacon) and probably others. And finally, we
few rare old varieties of Heirloom Flowers, once common in our
great-grandparents' gardens but now exceedingly rare.
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LINKS WITHIN OUR SITE...
instructions on unpacking, acclimatizing and growing your Heirloom
HOW WE GROW
OUR HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE PLANTS A bit about our
cultural practices. We use only natural products, and no chemical
pesticides or fertilizers.
business with Abundant Acres. Hardly anyone actually reads this,
apparently. But new customers really should--understanding some of the
quirks in just how we do business can avoid some disappointments.
OTHER PLANTS A page of miscellaneous
plants that belong nowhere else on our site. We are growing a few
Artichoke, Comfrey, Yacon, and others as they present themselves
to our horticultural attentions! AT
THIS TIME ALL OFFERINGS ON "OTHER PLANTS" PAGE ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR 2014.
TO OUR FRIENDS' SITES...
SEEDS Here's a seed company that's really dedicated to
preserving heirloom varieties! Mike's really done his homework when it
comes to sorting out old tomato varieties. The work he's done with
Livingston tomato varieties is positively first rate!
EZRA and DILLY We'd like you to meet some friends
of ours. As farmers, they're Mike and Nancee, and sometimes we buy
stock from their lovely Ozarks farm. As entertainers, they're Ezra and
Dilly. Either way, they're good people. Check out their site!
HEIRLOOM SEED Ommas
Aarden is Dutch for Grandmother's Earth.
small farm that's working on sustainability, seed-saving, local food
TOMATO DEPOT The Tomato Depot is an intimate, friendly online forum
devoted mainly to tomato culture, tomato varieties, tomato breeding,
tomato history, and pretty much anything else you can think of,
relating to tomatoes.
GARDEN BLOG Gardening
blog written by a good
gardening buddy of ours, John Graham,
of northern Arkansas. Detailed and witty articles of gardening
horticultural facts, garden philosophizing and more.
HOMESTEAD Their mission is to help others with homesteading
and preparedness. They sell gardening and preserving supplies, books,
cookbooks, DVE's and videos. They offer Mary's Homestead Handbooks,
collections of their diverse skills and experiences. They believe that
old-fashioned practical knowledge and skills never lose their relevance.
Another small farm in our area. They offer rare poultry,
including some heritage breeds. Their brand new site features lots
of photos from their farm. They also offer some handcrafted
items, created from local materials right on their Ozarks homestead.
HARVEST SEED COMPANY Some friends of ours, the Nocks
family, have put together their own seed company, including an online
Ozarks "general store."
AWAKENINGS Natural Awakenings is a nationwide franchise of
local magazines. This one is the Soutwest Virginia version. Besides a
lot of local stuff, it's chock full of information on health, fitness,
sustainability and green lifestyles. Check out their site, and be sure
to look for our articles on seed saving!
GENESIS ONE SEEDS P. O. Box 14122 Springfield, MO
65814 (417) 369-7777
business, Genesis One Seeds offers only non-GMO, non-hybrid, heritage
seeds. They don't use computers, but you can contact them by mail or