Welcome to my Website for the 2013 Planting Season!
Ripe Pink Saladette tomatoes, about life size.
IMPORTANT: I reply to email inquiries
promptly, usually within an hour. Rarely, up to 2 days, if I'm out of
town. If you don't hear back from me, check your email for problems,
full mailbox, or look for my reply in your spam folder.
This is the home of Lezlie's Saladette Tomatoes. I offer heirloom
tomato seeds for many varieties. I am a breeder/discoverer of a number of new tomato varieties
that I have been working on for 12 years, all bred for
fresh eating and salad use. I also grow non-tomato heirloom vegetable
varieties and offer some of those seeds for sale as well. Please browse my pages
and enjoy my photos and information. Most of my seeds are grown without
chemicals, in the organic manner.
My garden space is 6,000 square feet of southern exposure, gently
sloped, excellent Iowa Loess-based soil that has been fertilized with
rotted dairy manure for 5 years now. The one good thing about having a
big open space is that you can hire large farm equipment to do the heavy
work very quickly. I have my garden manured in the Fall, and then
ripped/plowed and it's left to freeze and thaw over the Winter, and then
I till in early April. My soil is healthy, of fine tilth, and contains
lots of worms, even with tilling. My garden is also home to many toads
and large garden spiders, all signs of a healthy ecosystem. I try to
garden with nature instead of against it...
My favorite web sites for gardening and seeds:
CyberNiche Software has seed inventory and planting software at a very
low price. I use it and love it! Try it today!
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Say NO to the USDA!
Save the small farmer!
STOP ANIMAL ID
Industrial agriculture wants to take over the world of our food! This
will put small farmers out of business. Animals should not be numbered
with the mark of the beast! Help stop this foolishness before it's too