You wouldn’t think tennis balls, Thomas Jefferson, and lettuce have anything in common but Tennis Ball lettuce is an heirloom variety Thomas Jefferson grew on his farm at Monticello. Visiting Monicello and Mount Vernon are high on my bucket list. Not only do I respect these statesmen and their role as Founding Fathers I also admire their role as Founding Farmers. Tennis ball is a cultivar still available today to plant in your garden. This can be your own piece of history to continue cultivating and saving seed from!
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