Garden Seed Inventory: Inventory Of Seed Catalogs|
by Kent Whealy (Editor)
Garden Seed Inventory is an essential reference for all serious vegetable
growers who care about seeds and preserving our common garden heritage. This
comprehensive “catalog of catalogs” is now available in an updated sixth
edition, and lists nearly 8,500 nonhybrid varieties of everything from amaranth to zucchini.
As traditional plant breeding gives way to bioengineering and patented
varieties, it has become even more important to recognize and preserve our rich
vegetable legacy: seeds brought to this country by immigrants from every corner
of the world, or developed here by farmers and breeders for superior taste,
regional adaptability, disease resistance, and other virtues. Far from being
obsolete or inferior, these varieties represent the cream of our vegetable
crops. Garden Seed Inventory opens the door and invites us all to discover them.
About the Author
Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit organization committed to saving heirloom
garden seeds from extinction. Founded in 1975 by Kent and Diane Whealy, SSE now
has nearly 8,000 members around the world. Its headquarters are at Heritage Farm
in Decorah, Iowa.
Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Seed Savers Exchange; 6 edition (March 30, 2005)