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

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Seed Savers Exchange, 2002 - Gardening - 228 pages
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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.

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Great reference for gardening. - Goodreads
Pictures are all black and white. - Goodreads
Wonderful reference book for seed savers. - Goodreads
It is a reference book that will be used repeatedly. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Laylah - Goodreads

I wish there were more illustrations to accompany the text here, especially when the plants being discussed have a lot of visible variations in the same species. But this is still a hugely useful ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

This is a must-have for seed collectors/savers. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
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It 3 Hybrid Varieties Gain Dominance
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Seed Cleaning Methods
26
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

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.

Kent Whealy is the cofounder of Seed Savers Exchange, a nonprofit organization committed to saving heirloom garden seeds from extinction. Founded in 1975 by Kent and Diane Whealy, Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) now has nearly 8,000 members around the world. Its headquarters are at Heritage Farm in Decorah, Iowa.

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