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Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners

by Suzanne Ashworth (Author), Kent Whealy (Author)



Product Description

Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques
for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. This book contains detailed
information about each vegetable, including its botanical classification, flower
structure and means of pollination, required population size, isolation
distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods
for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds. Seed to Seed is widely
acknowledged as the best guide available for home gardeners to learn effective
ways to produce and store seeds on a small scale. The author has grown seed
crops of every vegetable featured in the book, and has thoroughly researched and
tested all of the techniques she recommends for the home garden. This newly
updated and greatly expanded Second Edition includes additional information
about how to start each vegetable from seed, which has turned the book into a
complete growing guide. Local knowledge about seed starting techniques for each
vegetable has been shared by expert gardeners from seven regions of the United
States-Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast/Gulf Coast, Midwest, Southwest,
Central West Coast, and Northwest.

About the Author
Suzanne Ashworth is an educational administrator living in Sacramento,
California, whose spare time and large backyard are completely devoted to
gardening. Suzanne has donated the text of Seed to Seed to help support the work
of the Seed Savers Exchange, a genetic preservation organization with 8,000
members who are working together to maintain and distribute heirloom varieties
of vegetables, fruits, grains, flowers, and herbs.

Product Details

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Seed Savers Exchange; 2 edition (March 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1882424581

 

 

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