Saving seeds : the gardener's guide to growing and storing vegetable and flower seeds
- ISBN: 9780882666341 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0882666347 (pbk.)
185 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Pownal, Vt. : Storey Communications, ©1990.
"A down-to-earth gardening book."
Updated ed. of: Garden Way's growing and saving vegetable seeds. c1978.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-178).|
|Formatted Contents Note:||pt. I. Basic information -- Why raise seeds? -- What is a seed? -- How seeds are formed -- Annuals, biennials, and perennials -- Pollination -- Selecting seed parents -- Collecting seeds -- Extracting and drying seeds -- Storing seeds -- Testing seeds -- pt. II. The vegetables -- Characteristics of common vegetables saved for seed -- Monocotyledoneae -- Dicotyledoneae -- A checklist of some seed-borne vegetable diseases -- pt. III. The flowers -- The best flowering ornamentals to save for seed.|
|Summary, etc.:||Saving seeds is a time-honored tradition that many gardeners are rediscovering. Anyone can become a successful seed saver - the only limitations are your time, space, and interest. And the benefits of growing and storing your own seeds are many. Detailed seed information for each vegetable and flower gives you everything you need to know about how to raise, harvest, and store seeds for a lifetime of fruitful home gardening.--COVER.|
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