What Would You Plant as a Farmer in 1784? On the season finale of We Dig Plants, Celebrate 229 Years of Service to America’s Farmers & Gardeners with Barbara Melera of America’s Oldest Seed House, Landreth’s. The D. Landreth Seed Company has been providing its customers with one of the most extensive selections of fine lawn and garden seeds in the world. Their founders introduced into the United States some of the most beloved flowers and vegetables known today including the Zinnia, the white potato, various tomatoes, and their own Bloomsdale Spinach. Tune in and learn all about the history of the seed house, and get some great historical perspective on how certain plants were brought to life in the US! This program was sponsored by Hearst Ranch.
“We’re here because America has kept us here for 229 years. We’re going to do everything we can to help American citizens. Our catalog cost 4 times as much as it would if it was printed in China. It will continue to be printed in America as long as I have anything to say about it.” [16:54]
–Barbara Melera of America’s Oldest Seed House, Landreth’s on We Dig Plants