Get to Know & Grow Heirloom Tomatoes with Seeds & Insight from Manda’s Plant Farm in Canal Fulton, Ohio

Anyone planting an edible garden can get entangled in terminology. Words like heirloom and hybrid, self-pollinated and open-pollinated, will keep popping up. The first pair describes a plant’s purity while the latter pertain to how pollen is transferred from a male flower a female flower’s stigma. A transfer that’s needed to make fruit. There’s more to the story, of course. And the experts at Manda’s Plant Farm in Canal Fulton, Ohio have all of the details. They also have a tip for gardeners in places like Canton, Ohio and North Canton, Ohio who want to grow heirloom tomatoes: plant open-pollinated plants!

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